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Detrosier, Rowland [formerly Rowley Barnes] (1800?–1834), freethinking radical and popular lecturer, was born in London, the son of a Manchester merchant, Robert Norris, and a Frenchwoman named Detrosier. His parents abandoned him soon after his birth and he was adopted by a Swedenborgian tailor from ...

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Scholefield, James (1790–1855), political reformer, was born at Colne Bridge, in the parish of Kirkheaton, near Huddersfield, Yorkshire, on 6 April 1790, the son of Daniel Scholefield and his wife, Rebecca. He attended the Salford Academy of Sciences in Manchester, established by William Cowherd...