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Pender, Sir John (1816-1896), textile merchant and telegraph entrepreneur

Anita McConnell

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/21831

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Pender, Sir John (1816-1896), textile merchant and telegraph entrepreneur, was born on 10 September 1816, at Bonhill, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, the second child of James Pender, textile merchant of the Vale of Leven, Dunbartonshire, and his wife, Marion, née Mason. Pender had a sister, Margaret, born in 1814. He was educated ...

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