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Friar's Green Mill

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in Warrington

1825 The mill was occupied by Birch, De Iongh & Co, Friar's green, cotton spinners[1]. 'De Iongh' was Maurice De Jongh.

1828 Mill advertised for sale. A detailed listing of equipment included 'ten patent self-spinning mules, on De Iongh's principle, the purchasers of which will have the privilege of using the same;'[2]. This is significant because Maurice De Jongh had obtained a patent for a self-acting mule on the same day as Richard Roberts, in 1825.

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Sources of Information

  1. History, Directory, and Gazetteer, of the County Palatine of Lancaster, Volume 2, by Edward Baines & William Parson, 1825
  2. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 17 May 1828