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Crommelin, (Samuel-)Louis [Samuel-Lewis] (1652–1727), linen manufacturer, was born in May 1652 at Armandcourt, near St Quentin, Picardy, the son of Louis Crommelin and his wife, Mary (Marie), née Mettayer. The Crommelin family had long been landowners and flax growers in the region. Louis Crommelin...

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Marshall, John (1765–1845), flax spinner and politician, was born on 27 July 1765 at 1 Briggate, Leeds, the third, but only surviving, child of Jeremiah Marshall (1731–1787), linen draper, and his wife, Mary (1728–1799), daughter of John Cowper of Yeadon. For health reasons he did not live in ...