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An iron founder
By 1814 was in partnership Dobson and Rothwell which built mules in Blackhorse Street; the partnership was dissolved the next year.
1828 One of the promoters of the Bolton and Leigh Railway
1838 Peter Rothwell of Bolton-le-Moors, became a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.