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Thomas Foxlow

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Thomas Foxlow of Manchester and Orleans, France.

Married Sarah, the daughter of John Milne.

1785 Thomas Foxlow had been a fustian and calico manufacturer in Manchester but failed in business and then moved to France.

1788. A proposal to purchase Boulton and Watt engines for Cotton processing.[1]

1789 The Duke of Orleans contracted with John Milne to import his machines and Foxlow was appointed manager of the Orleans works.

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Thomas Peter Foxlow - may be the same person

1774 Thomas Peter Foxlow marries Mary Milne in Manchester

1779 Partnership dissolved. '...the Copartnership between John Milne, Thomas Peter Foxlow, Thomas Milne, John Robinson, and Edward Place, of Stockport in the County of Chester, Cotton-manufacturers, is mutually dissolved and the said Business is now carried on as usual by John Milne and Sons, in Stockport...'[1]

1782 Marriage at Sheffield of Captain Foxlow, brother to Thomas Peter Foxlow of Manchester, to Hon. Miss Murray, only daughter of Lord John Murray.[2]

1784 January. Bankrupt. '...Commission of Bankrupt is awarded and issued forth against Thomas Peter Foxlow, of Manchester in the County of Lancaster, Merchant, Cotton maufacturers, Dealer and Chapman, and he being drclared a Bankrupt...'[3]

1784 March. Sale of the contents of his house in Oldham Street, manchetser.[4]

1792 Bankrupt. '...Creditors who have proved their Debts under the Commission of Bankrupt awarded and issued forth against Thomas Peter Foxlow, late of Manchester in the County of Lancaster, Dealer and Chapman...'[5]

1795 Dividends from Thomas Peter Foxlow, late of Manchester, cotton manufacturer.[6]

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