Adams, Thomas (1807–1873), lace merchant and manufacturer, was born on 5 February 1807 at Worksop, Nottinghamshire, the son of Thomas Adams, a maltster, and his second wife, Catharine, née Smith, of Sutton-cum-Lound, Nottinghamshire. The elder Adams moved his family to Ware, Hertfordshire, but died while ...
S. D. Chapman
Felkin, William (1795–1874), manufacturer and historian of the lace and hosiery industries, was born on 24 April 1795 in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, the son of William Felkin (1772–1824), a framework knitter who became a Baptist minister, and his wife, Sarah, née Harrison. The family moved to ...
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Heathcoat, John (1783–1861), inventor of the bobbin net machine and lace manufacturer, was born at Duffield, near Derby, on 7 August 1783, the son of Francis Heathcote (or Heathcoat), a farmer and grazier, and his wife Elizabeth née Burton. The family moved to ...
Heymann, Lewis (1802–1869), lace merchant and manufacturer, was born on 3 March 1802 at Teterow in the grand duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (later part of Germany), one of the three children of Gabriel Heymann and his wife, Nascha. For some years he travelled from ...