Manfield, Sir Moses Philip
- Michael Haynes
Manfield, Sir Moses Philip (1819–1899), shoe manufacturer and politician, was born on 26 July 1819 in Bristol, son of Moses Philip Manfield, a shoemaker. He came from a poor working-class household, and was supported by his mother after his father was paralysed. Unitarian in religion, his mother educated him herself until he was apprenticed at the age of twelve as a boot closer in a shoe manufacturing business, rising to become a manager....