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Ashworth, Henry (1794-1880), cotton master

Anthony C. Howe

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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

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Ashworth, Henry (1794-1880), cotton master, was born on 4 September 1794 at Birtwistle, near Bolton, the eldest of the six sons and five daughters of John Ashworth, land agent and cotton spinner, and his wife, Isabel Thomasson. Educated locally and at Ackworth School in Yorkshire, a Quaker boarding-school, he entered ...

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