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Holland, William Henry, first Baron Rotherham (1849–1927), textile manufacturer and politician, was born on 15 December 1849, at 68 Slater Street, Manchester, the younger of the two sons of William Holland (1823–1892), a warehouseman's son, and his wife, Ellen, daughter of Samuel Robinson...

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Mealmaker, George (1768–1808), weaver and radical, was born on 10 February 1768, the son of John Mealmaker, weaver, of the Seagate, Dundee, and Alison Auchinleck. Of Mealmaker's early life and education there is no direct information. Similarly, it is possible only to speculate about the sources of his political radicalism. A description of him from 1793 as 'a common unlettered weaver' reflects more the patronizing assumptions of the writer than reality. ...

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Philips, Sir George, first baronet (1766–1847), textile industrialist and politician, was born on 24 March 1766, the second son of the eight children of Thomas Philips (1728–1811), a Manchester merchant (later of Sedgley), and his wife, Mary Jolley (d. 1806), the daughter and heir of ...

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Rushton, Benjamin (1785–1853), hand-loom weaver and radical agitator, was born at Dewsbury in Yorkshire, but later moved to Halifax, where he found employment as a fancy-worsted weaver, residing at Friendly Fold in the village of Ovenden. He married Mary Helliwell (b. 1786)...

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Salt, Sir Titus, first baronet (1803–1876), textile manufacturer and politician, was born on 20 September 1803 in the Old Manor House, Morley, near Wakefield, Yorkshire, the eldest of the five surviving children of Daniel Salt (1781–1843) and Grace Smithies. Daniel was a man of considerable business experience who in 1822 moved to ...

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Sir Titus Salt, first baronet (1803–1876) by William Holl (after Appleton & Co.) © National Portrait Gallery, London