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date: 10 December 2019

Nicholls, John Ashtonlocked

(1823–1859)
  • Alexander Gordon
  • , revised by A. C. Howe

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Nicholls, John Ashton (1823–1859), cotton spinner and philanthropist, was born on 25 March 1823 at Grosvenor Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, the only child of Benjamin Nicholls (1796–1877), cotton spinner and mayor of Manchester (1853–5), and his wife, Sarah, daughter of John Ashton and his wife, ...

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