Crossley, Sir Francis, first baronet (1817–1872), carpet manufacturer and philanthropist, was born at Halifax, Yorkshire, on 26 October 1817, one of the eight children of John Crossley (c. 1772–1837) [see under Crossley, Martha], a carpet manufacturer at the Dean Clough Mills, Halifax...
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Treloar, Sir William Purdie, baronet (1843–1923), carpet manufacturer and philanthropist, was born on 13 January 1843 in a room over the gateway of the Patent Coconut Fibre Works in Holland Street, Southwark, London, the second son of Thomas Treloar (1818–1876), a coconut fibre mat manufacturer, formerly of ...