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Thomas Rider (Manchester)

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of Long Millgate, Manchester

1754 An advert for the sale of an estate contained the contact details: 'For further Particulars enquire Moses Davenport, Brass Founder, in Salford, or Thomas Rider, Iron Founder, in Long Milngate, in Manchester.' [1]

Rider had died by 1779, and the business was carried on by his son-in-law, John Fletcher. [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Mercury, 8 January 1754
  2. Manchester Mercury - Tuesday 10 August 1779