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Fielden, John (1784-1849), industrialist and politician

Stewart A. Weaver

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/9398
Fielden, John (1784-1849), industrialist and politician


Fielden, John (1784-1849), industrialist and politician, was born on 17 January 1784 at home at Laneside, Todmorden, Lancashire, the third of the eight children of Joshua Fielden (1748-1811), tenant farmer and clothier, and his wife, Jennifer (Jenny) Greenwood (1749-1825). He had no formal schooling. From a very early age he ...

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