The Arkwrights: Spinners of Fortune
Richard Arkwright was born in Preston in 1732. He married Patience Holt in 1755 and had a son, Richard, in the same year. After Patience's death in 1756, he married Margaret Biggens in 1761. He passed away in 1792, and was buried at Smelting Mill Green, close to Cromford Bridge.
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A.F. MSS agreed April attorney Bakewell Bearcroft Boulton & Watt boys brother brought building carding patent Charles Comm Cotton Manufacture cotton mill cotton spinning Cressbrook Cromford Canal Cromford mills daughter December Derby Mercury Derbyshire Derwent Duke employed engine England erected Eton expences Factory father February Fitton and Wadsworth fustian George Glasgow Goodwin Henry House industry invention James James Hargreaves January Jedediah Strutt John Joseph July June Lancashire land later lease letter London Lord machine machinery Manchester Manchester Mercury March Masson Mill Matlock Matlock Bath Mordaunt never Nottingham November October Parliament partners partnership persons Peter Philip Gell piecers present Preston received river Derwent Robert Rocester rollers roving Samuel Oldknow September Smalley specification spindles spinners Street Strutt thing Thomas told town trade trial water frame week Willersley William Wirksworth witnesses workpeople Wright wrote yarn younger Arkwright