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Ashton, Thomas Gair, first Baron Ashton of Hyde (1855-1933), industrialist and politician

Marion Wood

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/30473
Ashton, Thomas Gair, first Baron Ashton of Hyde (1855-1933), industrialist and politician

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Ashton, Thomas Gair, first Baron Ashton of Hyde (1855-1933), industrialist and politician, was born at Ashfield, Fallowfield, Lancashire, on 5 February 1855, the eldest son of Thomas Ashton (1818-1898), cotton manufacturer, of Hyde, Cheshire, and his wife, Elizabeth (1831-1914), daughter of Samuel Stillman Gair, of Rhode Island, USA, and Penketh ...

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