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Shaw, John (1782–1859), entrepreneur and industrialist, was born in Penn, Staffordshire, the son of John Shaw, farmer and maltster, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Edwards. He had a brother and a sister. Little is known of his early life, but by 1800 he had been apprenticed to a ...


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Young, John (1811–1878), entrepreneur and politician in Canada, was born at Ayr, Scotland, on 11 March 1811, the son of William Young, a cooper, and Janet Gibson. He finished his education at Ayr Academy in 1824, then taught briefly in the parish school at ...