Overview

(Samuel)Louis Crommelin

(1652—1727) linen manufacturer


Related Overviews

 

'(Samuel)Louis Crommelin' can also refer to...

 

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • European History

GO

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

(1652–1727). A prominent member of the colony of Huguenot refugees at Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Crommellin was commissioned by government to form a royal corporation for the manufacture of linen. In 1705 he published An Essay on Linen Manufacture in Ireland. He was at one time regarded as the founder of the Irish linen industry, but modern accounts see his venture as only part of a broader development taking place at this time in response to the new opportunities created by the removal of duties on Irish linen exports to Britain.

From The Oxford Companion to Irish History in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: European History.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.