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date: 22 September 2020

Spencer familylocked

(per. c. 1647–1765)
  • Brian G. Awty


Spencer family (per.c. 1647–1765), ironmasters, of Cannon Hall, in the parish of Cawthorne, near Barnsley, sat at the heart of the interlocking partnerships which controlled the greater part of iron production in Yorkshire between the mid-seventeenth and mid-eighteenth centuries. The Spencers ran a string of furnaces, forges, and slitting mills in the ...

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