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date: 28 February 2020

Marquis, Frederick James, first earl of Wooltonlocked

  • Michael D. Kandiah


Marquis, Frederick James, first earl of Woolton (1883–1964), politician and businessman, was born on 23 August 1883 at 163 West Park Street, Salford, the only child of Thomas Robert Marquis (d. 1944), a saddler, and his wife, Margaret (née Ormerod). They were determined that their son would rise beyond the lower middle classes into which he was born and focused their support and hopes on him. After ...

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