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Lewis, Johnlocked

  • Geoffrey Tweedale


Lewis, John (1836–1928), department store owner, was born at Town Street, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, on 24 February 1836, the fifth child (of nine) and first son of John Lewis (1798–1843), a cabinet-maker and baker of Town Street, and his wife, Elizabeth Speed. Orphaned when his father died, he was brought up by an unmarried aunt, ...

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