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date: 20 August 2019

Mercer, Johnlocked

(1791–1866)
  • P. J. Hartog
  • , revised by W. H. Brock

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Mercer, John (1791–1866), calico printer and chemist, was born on 21 February 1791 at Dean, in the parish of Great Harwood, near Blackburn, Lancashire, the eldest of three children of Robert Mercer (d. 1800), a hand-loom weaver and farmer, and his wife, ...

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