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Thomas Wilks Lord

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Thomas Wilks Lord (1809-1870) of T. W. Lord and Lord and Brooke

1859 Thomas Wilks Lord, 39 Boar Lane, Leeds.[1]

1870 July 17th. Died.

1871 Obituary [2]

THOMAS WILKS LORD was born in 1809 at Halliwell, Bolton, and from 1823 to 1835 was with his father, Mr. John Lord, cotton spinner, of that place.

About 1836 he commenced business as a maker of flax, tow, and hemp machinery at the Albion Foundry, Leeds, and continued more or less connected with that business up to the time of his death, which took place at Harrogate on the 17th July 1870 at the age of sixty-one.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1859.

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