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Ashworth, Edmund (1800-1881), cotton manufacturer and free-trade activist

Andrew Gritt

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/42009

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Ashworth, Edmund (1800-1881), cotton manufacturer and free-trade activist, was born on 17 November 1800 at Birtenshaw, Turton, near Bolton, the fifth of the eleven children of John Ashworth (1772-1855), farmer, land agent, and cotton spinner, and his wife, Isabel Thomasson (1772-1852). Edmund was a younger brother of Henry Ashworth (1794-1880), ...

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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