A report on Hannah Greg

Quarry Bank Mill
Apprentice House, Quarry Bank Mill, built in 1790, housed child apprentices

The architect of a paternalistic industrial community in the north of England, a prominent Unitarian and significant diarist.

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Samuel Greg circa 1820

Samuel Greg

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Irish-born industrialist and entrepreneur of the early Industrial Revolution and a pioneer of the factory system.

Irish-born industrialist and entrepreneur of the early Industrial Revolution and a pioneer of the factory system.

Samuel Greg circa 1820
Hannah Greg (née Lightbody)
Quarry Bank Mill
Some of the houses built by Greg for mill workers
The Apprentice House for child apprentices, built in 1790

He and his wife Hannah Greg assumed welfare responsibilities for their employees, many of whom were children, building a model village alongside the factory.

Quarry Bank Mill

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One of the best preserved textile factories of the Industrial Revolution.

One of the best preserved textile factories of the Industrial Revolution.

Part of the Oak Cottages at Styal
Workers' cottages at Styal Estate
The Apprentice House where up to 90 children lived
Front elevation of Quarry Bank Mill
Workers cottages
Workers cottages
Norcliffe Chapel
A working Mule spinning machine at Quarry Bank Mill.
A view inside the largest water wheel in the United Kingdom. It is still working today, powering the looms.
The new wheel

Quarry Bank Mill was established by Samuel Greg, and was notable for innovations both in machinery and also in its approach to labour relations, the latter largely as a result of the work of Greg's wife, Hannah Lightbody.

Robert Hyde Greg, portrait c.1845

Robert Hyde Greg

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English industrialist, economist, antiquary, and - briefly - a Member of Parliament.

English industrialist, economist, antiquary, and - briefly - a Member of Parliament.

Robert Hyde Greg, portrait c.1845

Born in Manchester, he was the son of Samuel Greg and Hannah Lightbody, the creators of Quarry Bank Mill, a pioneering factory of the early Industrial Revolution.

Jane second from the left. Detail from portrait of Thomas Greg and family by Stickland Lowry c.1764

Jane Greg

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Irish republican agitator with connections to radical political circles in England.

Irish republican agitator with connections to radical political circles in England.

Jane second from the left. Detail from portrait of Thomas Greg and family by Stickland Lowry c.1764
Hannah (Lighbody) Greg
Roger O'Connor
Martha (Drennan) McTier

In Manchester, Samuel, who with his maternal uncles rose to be one of the great northern "cotton kings", married Hannah Lightbody.

William Rathbone Greg

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English essayist.

English essayist.

Born in Manchester, the son of Samuel Greg, the creator of Quarry Bank Mill, and Hannah Greg, he was brother to Robert Hyde Greg and the junior Samuel Greg.

Adam Hodgson

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English merchant in Liverpool, known also as a writer and abolitionist.

English merchant in Liverpool, known also as a writer and abolitionist.

Garden plan by Edward Kemp, published 1858, for Scarthwaite, Adam Hodgson's house at Caton

His aunt Hannah Lightbody married Samuel Greg; the couple established Quarry Bank Mill, a centre of innovation in the cloth business.

his statue in Sefton Park

William Rathbone V

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English merchant and politician, serving as Lord Mayor of Liverpool.

English merchant and politician, serving as Lord Mayor of Liverpool.

his statue in Sefton Park
Statue in Sefton Park
Frederick Street wash house

Rathbone married Elizabeth (1790–1882), daughter of Samuel Greg of Quarry Bank Mill, Cheshire and Hannah (née Lightbody) in 1812.