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Hattersley, Richard Longden (1820–1900), manufacturer of textile machinery, was born on 1 December 1820 at Keighley, the eldest of seven sons of George Hattersley, textile machine maker, and his first wife, Elizabeth, née Mitchell. He had a limited education at a private school in ...

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Holden, Sir Isaac, first baronet (1807–1897), inventor of a wool-combing machine, entrepreneur, and politician, was born on 7 May 1807 at Hurlet, near Paisley, the seventh child of Isaac Holden (d. 1826) and his wife, Alice, née Forrest. His father, a native of ...

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Smith, Sir Prince, first baronet (1840–1922), worsted machinery manufacturer, was born on 3 September 1840 at Keighley, West Riding of Yorkshire, the only son of Prince Smith (1819–1890), a mechanic, and his wife, Martha, the daughter of John Edmondson, a Keighley contractor. He was educated at ...