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Knight, Robertlocked

(1833–1911)
  • Alastair J. Reid

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Knight, Robert (1833–1911), trade unionist, was born on 5 September 1833 in Lifton, Devon, the son of a blacksmith. He attended the village school until the age of twelve when he began his training in metalworking with his father. Following the customary tramp around the country to extend his skills, he settled in 1857 as an angle-iron smith at the ...

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