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Crawshay, Williamlocked

(1764–1834)
  • Chris Evans

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Crawshay, William (1764–1834), ironmaster and merchant, was the only son, in a family of one son and three daughters, of the ironmaster Richard Crawshay (1739–1810) and his wife, Mary Bourne (1745–1811). Little is known of Crawshay's early life and education, only that he joined his father's business as a young man. It was the beginning of a tempestuous career. Like his father, ...

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