Ambrose Crowley

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    "1658 Born the son of Ambrose Crowley (and Mary Hall), a Quaker Blacksmith in Stourbridge Apprenticed at the age of 15 to a London Draper From the 1680s he was in business for himself and established an ironware factory at Winlaton, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne, from which he gradually expanded until by 1707 he had a whole complex of factories and warehouses, largely designed to service the naval contracts in which he specialized. The Crowley Iron Works at Winlaton, Winlaton Mill, and at Swalwell, all in County Durham were probably, at the time, Europe's biggest industrial location and later, as he was owed so much money by the British Government, Ambrose became a director of the South Sea Company on its formation...."
  • Owner

    Grace's Guide: British Industrial History
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