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Samuel Crompton

June 11, 2009 Hidden Stories 1 Comment

I found a Samuel Crompton living on Grosvenor Street in Chorlton, Manchester in the 1841 census! Must be Chorlton-on-Medlock which would make it Grosvenor Street next to MMU, over the road from the School of Art. How strange is that. Born in 1821, aged 20, profession given as a surgeon. Don’t know anything else, couldn’t see the rest of the result without paying 60 quid.

Is this his letter? How did the ‘lady from Lancashire’ come by it? Is it connected with the earlier Crompton? Who knows. Interesting though, a connection…

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  1. hazel says:

    Good detective work.
    This is what I love about Mary's collection, a few small pieces of thread that have us intrigued…
    Sherlock Holmes…the case of the ancient threads…
    Will try and pop across the road to see if its still there.

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