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John Bright

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John Bright MP (1811-1889), a close associate of Richard Cobden.[1]

1848 Marriage to his second wife Margaret Elizabeth.

1863 Birth of one of his sons, Philip

1868 One of the guests of honour at the dinner for Cyrus W. Field celebrating the success of the Atlantic Telegraph Co

1871 Living in Rochdale, an MP and a Cotton and Carpet manufacturer employing 920 hands[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Biography of John Bright, ODNB
  2. 1871 census