John Smalley (c.1729-1782)
John Smalley helped finance Richard Arkwright with the development of the cotton spinning water frame.
In spring 1777 he established a spinning mill at Holywell, Flintshire.
He died at Holywell on 28 January 1782
Sources of Information
- [www.themeister.co.uk/hindley/hodge_eric.doc] 'Merchant Countermarked Dollars in Wales? by E C Hodge
- 'Biographical Dictionary of the History of Technology' edited by Lance Day and Ian McNeil