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George Faulkner

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Faulkner, George (1790?–1862), industrialist and philanthropist

c1790. Born in Oldham Street, Manchester.

1812 Became a partner in Samuel Faulkner and Co, a firm of cotton and silk spinners.

1825 With John Owens he built a profitable cotton mill in Ancoats, Manchester.

Owens left substantial sums to relatives and smaller amounts to local charities, as well as £10,000 to Faulkner, before devoting the residue of his estate to the foundation of Owens College.

George had no children and left most of his estate to his wife, Elizabeth, and his two sisters.

1862 He died at his home, Limebank, Crumpsall, Manchester, on 21 February 1862.


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