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Blincoe, Robert (c. 1792–1860), factory apprentice, was a parish orphan who knew neither parent, did not know his place of birth, and was uncertain even about his name. Between the ages of four and seven he was brought up in St Pancras workhouse, London...

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Grimshaw, Mortimer (bap. 1826, d. 1869), cotton weaver and labour leader, was born into a working-class family in or near Great Harwood in north-east Lancashire, and was baptized at Church Kirk, Lancashire, on 21 May 1826, the son of Thomas Grimshaw of Rishton, Lancashire...