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Vivian, John Henry (1785-1855), industrialist and politician

Edmund Newell

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Vivian, John Henry (1785-1855), industrialist and politician, was born on 9 August 1785 in Truro, the second surviving son of John Vivian (1750-1826), mining and copper-smelting entrepreneur, and his wife, Betsy, née Cranch (d. 1816). He was educated at Truro grammar school and Lostwithiel School, and at the age of ...

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