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Baker, Robert (1803–1880), surgeon and factory inspector  

Margaret Pelling

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Baker, Robert (1803–1880), surgeon and factory inspector, was born on 15 August 1803 in York, the second son of John James Baker (1767–1840), druggist, of High Ousegate, York, and his wife, Hannah née Brogden (1773–1843). His career shows many parallels with that of the better-known ...

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Birtwistle, Thomas (1833–1912), trade unionist and factory inspector  

Duncan Bythell

Birtwistle, Thomas (1833–1912), trade unionist and factory inspector, was born at Great Harwood, Lancashire, on 16 October 1833, the son of Jonathan Birtwistle (bap. 1803, d. 1841), a calico printer, and his wife Ann, née Birtwistle (1806–1881), a hand-loom weaver; she was the daughter of ...

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Browning [née Chadwick], Ethel (1891–1969), toxicologist and factory inspector  

P. W. J. Bartrip

Browning [née Chadwick], Ethel (1891–1969), toxicologist and factory inspector, was born on 16 March 1891 at 36 Audlam Street, Bury, Lancashire, the daughter of James William Chadwick, cotton spinner, later a gentleman (1916), and sometime managing director of a soap factory, and his wife, ...

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Haydon, Frederick Wordsworth (1827–1886)  

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Hindley, Charles (1796–1857), politician and factory reformer  

Alice Lock

Hindley, Charles (1796–1857), politician and factory reformer, was born on 25 June 1796 at the Fairfield Moravian Settlement, Droylsden, near Manchester. He was the third son of Ignatius Hindley (1756–1803), a muslin manufacturer in Dukinfield, Cheshire, and his wife, Mary, née Ambler (1762–1801)...

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Horner, Leonard (1785–1864), factory inspector, geologist, and educationist  

P. W. J. Bartrip

Horner, Leonard (1785–1864), factory inspector, geologist, and educationist, was born on 17 January 1785 at St George's Square, Edinburgh, the third and youngest son of John Horner (d. 1829), a wealthy whig linen merchant, and his wife, Joanna, née Baillie. In his youth his circle of acquaintances included ...

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Legge, Sir Thomas Morison (1863–1932), factory inspector  

P. W. J. Bartrip

Legge, Sir Thomas Morison (1863–1932), factory inspector, was born on 6 January 1863 in Hong Kong, the younger son of Reverend James Legge (1815–1897), missionary and Chinese scholar, and his second wife, Hannah Mary Willetts, née Johnstone (1822–1881). He was educated at Dollar Academy, Clackmannanshire...

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Merewether, Edward Rowland Alworth (1892–1970), factory inspector  

P. W. J. Bartrip

Merewether, Edward Rowland Alworth (1892–1970), factory inspector, was born on 2 March 1892 at 33 Arbour Square, Stepney, London, the only son and eldest of the three children of Alworth Edward Merewether (b. c.1870) later a Royal Navy surgeon, and his wife, ...

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Paterson, Mary Muirhead (1864–1941), factory inspector and philanthropist  

Helen Jones

Paterson, Mary Muirhead (1864–1941), factory inspector and philanthropist, was born in Glasgow on 23 June 1864, the daughter of Gavin and Annie Paterson. Her father was an affluent businessman; her mother came from a well-known Glasgow family, the Muirheads. Mary Paterson was described as having a gracious personality and great charm. She received her early education at ...

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Redgrave, Alexander (1818–1894), factory inspector  

P. W. J. Bartrip

Redgrave, Alexander (1818–1894), factory inspector, was born on 9 June 1818 in King's Road, Belgravia, London, one of the two children of William Redgrave, a manufacturer of wire fencing, and his second wife, Margaret, the widow of a Captain Ogilvie of Banffshire. Among his seven half-brothers and sisters were ...

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Squire, Rose Elizabeth (1861–1938), factory inspector  

Helen Jones

Squire, Rose Elizabeth (1861–1938), factory inspector, was born at 6 Orchard Street, Marylebone, London, on 19 May 1861, the youngest daughter of William Squire (1825–1899), surgeon, and his wife, Martha Wilkinson. Her father had, as a medical student, administered ether at Robert Liston's...

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Streatfeild, Lucy Anne Evelyn Deane (1865–1950), factory inspector and social worker  

Elaine Harrison

Streatfeild, Lucy Anne Evelyn Deane (1865–1950), factory inspector and social worker, was born at Madras, India, on 31 July 1865, and was baptized there on the following day, the daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Bonar Millett Deane (1834–1881) and his wife, the Hon. Lucy Boscawen...

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Stuart, James (1775–1849), landowner, politician, and factory inspector  

Michael S. Moss

Stuart, James (1775–1849), landowner, politician, and factory inspector, was the eldest son of Dr Charles Stuart (1745/6–1826), of Dunearn in Fife, and Mary, the daughter of the Revd Dr John Erskine. His father was minister of Cramond, on the Firth of Forth, and later a physician in ...

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Tennant [née Abraham], Margaret Mary Edith Josephine Pia [May] (1869–1946), factory inspector  

Serena Kelly

Tennant [née Abraham], Margaret Mary Edith Josephine Pia [May] (1869–1946), factory inspector, was born on 5 April 1869 in Rathgar, co. Dublin, the only daughter of George Whitley Abraham LLD (1820–1885), barrister, and his wife, Margaret Curtin. Her father, who contributed essays to the ...

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Whitelegge, Sir (Benjamin) Arthur (1852–1933), factory inspector  

Steve Sturdy

Whitelegge, Sir (Benjamin) Arthur (1852–1933), factory inspector, was born on 17 October 1852 in Manchester, the son of Henry Whitelegge, gentleman, of Tideswell, Derbyshire, and his wife, Ann Mason Carrington, of Carrington Hall, Cheshire. He was educated at Tideswell grammar school and from 1870 at ...

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