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Denison, Josephlocked

(c. 1726–1806)
  • R. G. Wilson

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Denison, Joseph (c. 1726–1806), banker, was probably the elder son of Joseph Denison, cloth merchant, of Burmantofts Hall, Leeds, and his first wife, Rebecca, née Wainman. Nineteenth-century accounts of Denison's life, seeking to contrast his great wealth in later life and the fine marriages of his daughters with his humble origins, went so far as to assert he was 'a parish boy, ignorant of reading and writing, who made his way from ...

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Gentleman's Magazine
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