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William Cockerill

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William Cockerill (1759-1832)

1759 Born at Haslingden, Lancashire.

1787 Birth at Haslingden of son Charles James Cockerill

1790 Birth at Haslingden of son John Cockerill

c.1798 Started making carding machinery at Verviers, Belgium.[1]. His sons would eventually expand the business to become John Cockerill and Co.

1832 January 23rd. Died at Chateau de Behrensberg, Near Aix-la-Chapelle, France

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Sources of Information

  1. Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser - Saturday 28 September 1833