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Bartholomew Richmond Rowland (1857-1908) of B. R. Rowland and Co
1909 Obituary 
BARTHOLOMEW RICHMOND ROWLAND was born at Bristol on 1st August 1857.
In 1890 he became managing director of Messrs. Luke and Spencer, of Ardwick, Broadheath, Manchester, which position he held until 1899.
He then formed the Company of B. R. Rowland and Co., of Reddish, Stockport, for the manufacture of water-tube boilers and emery wheels, in which he held the position of managing director until his death, which took place at his residence at Altrincham on 12th August 1908, at the age of fifty-one.
He became a Member of this Institution in 1891.