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Bradshaigh, Sir Roger, third baronet (bap. 1675, d. 1747), politician and coal owner, was baptized on 29 April 1675, the first son of Sir Roger Bradshaigh, second baronet (c.1649–1687), of Haigh Hall, Lancashire, and his wife, Mary (d. 1733), the daughter and coheir of ...

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Bradshaigh, Sir Roger, first baronet (1628–1684), politician and colliery owner, was born at Haigh Hall, Haigh near Wigan in Lancashire, on 13 January 1628, the eldest surviving son of James Bradshaigh (1598–1631) of Haigh and his wife, Ann, fourth daughter of Sir William Norris...

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Cossham, Handel (1824–1890), colliery owner and politician, was born on 31 March 1824 at Fore Street, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, in the same room where his father and grandfather had been delivered, the son of Jesse Cossham (1799–1887), a carpenter, and his wife, Sarah, née...

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Davies, Stephen Owen (1886–1972), miners' leader and politician, was born at 39 John Street, Abercwmboi, Glamorgan, probably on 9 November 1886, the fourth of six children of Thomas Davies, miner and union organizer, and his wife, Esther. However, there is some uncertainty over the exact date of his birth....

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Ellis, John Edward (1841–1910), colliery owner and politician, was born on 15 October 1841 at Castle View, The Newarke, Leicester, the eldest of the five children of Edward Shipley Ellis (1817–1879), railway chairman and social reformer, and his wife, Emma Burgess (1809–1899), both of whom came from Quaker families....

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Liddell, Henry, first Baron Ravensworth (bap. 1708, d. 1784), politician and coal owner, was baptized on 1 August 1708 in Lamesley, co. Durham, the eldest son of Thomas Liddell (c.1680–1715) and his wife, Jane (1679–1774), the daughter of James Clavering of ...

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Sir James Lowther, fourth baronet (bap. 1673, d. 1755) by Jonathan Richardson the elder, 1734 The Lord Cavendish of Furness, D.L. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Lowther, Sir James, fourth baronet (bap. 1673, d. 1755), politician and coal owner, was baptized on 5 August 1673 at St Giles-in-the-Fields, London, the second son and the youngest of the three children of Sir John Lowther, second baronet (bap. 1642, d. 1706)...

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Mackworth, Sir Humphry (1657–1727), industrial entrepreneur and politician, was born in January 1657 at Betton Strange or Grange, Little Betton, Shropshire, the second son of Thomas Mackworth (c.1628–1696), landowner, and his wife, Anne, daughter of Richard Bulkeley of Buntingsdale, Shropshire. The ...

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Mason, Roy, Baron Mason of Barnsley (1924–2015), miner and politician, was born at 1 Jubilee Terrace, Midland Road, Royston, near Barnsley, on 18 April 1924, the son of Joseph Mason, coalminer, and his wife, Mary Ann, née McDonald.

Mason’s schooling, at Carlton Spring School...

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Ridley, Sir Matthew White, second baronet (1745–1813), land and coal owner and politician, was born on 28 October 1745 in Newcastle upon Tyne, the second of the twelve children of Matthew Ridley (1711–1778) of Heaton Hall and Newcastle, a landowner, coal magnate, and MP, though the eldest of ...

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