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Orr, Hughlocked

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Orr, Hugh (1715–1798), toolmaker and textile manufacturer in America, was born probably on 2 January 1715 (other sources give 13 January 1717) at Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, the son of Robert Orr. Trained as a gunsmith and door-lock filer he emigrated to America in 1740, in his twenties, and settled at ...

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