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Andrews, William (1835–1914), industrial designer, entrepreneur, and politician, was born in Coventry on 17 March 1835, the only son of three children of James and Isabella Andrews. His father was a Scot, a former regular soldier, and small businessman of Coventry. Andrews attended ...

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Nicholson, Joshua (1812–1885), silk manufacturer, was born on 26 October 1812 at Luddendenfoot near Halifax, Yorkshire, the youngest son of Joshua Nicholson, a builder, and his wife, Rachel (née Kitchen), and baptized at Warley Congregational Church on 25 July 1813. He was apprenticed to a well-known ...