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Cotton familylocked

(per. c. 1650–1802)
  • Brian G. Awty


Cotton family (per.c. 1650–1802), ironmasters, together with the kindred families of Hall and Kendall, played a leading role in the development of the iron industry in Britain between the mid-seventeenth century and the second half of the eighteenth century. Members of the family were at the centre of extended partnerships which dominated iron production in ...

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