in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; UK Politics; British History; Political History; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1483 words.
Holker, John (1719–1786), Jacobite soldier and industrialist, was born on 14 October 1719 at Stretford, near Manchester, the son of John Holker, probably a blacksmith, and Alice, daughter...