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William Rhodes (3)

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Born, son of James, a civil engineer, injured on the construction of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

William took on his father’s business, that of a millwright and carpenter, when employed on the works of the Rochdale Canal. He employed his younger brother Thomas as an apprentice.

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Sources of Information

  • Obituary of Thomas Rhodes