Robert Hyde Greg

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Robert Hyde Greg (24 September 1795 – 21 February 1875), was an English industrialist, economist, antiquary, and - briefly - a Member of Parliament.wikipedia
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Quarry Bank Mill

'''Quarry Bank Mill''' GregQuarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate
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.
When Greg's son, Robert Hyde Greg, took over the business, he introduced weaving.

William Rathbone Greg

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He was brother to William Rathbone Greg and the junior Samuel Greg.
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.

Samuel Greg (junior)

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

Samuel Greg

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.
Of Hannah and Samuel's thirteen children Robert Hyde Greg (1795–1875), John (1801–1882), Samuel Greg Jr. (1804–1876) and William Rathbone Greg (1809–1881) entered the business.

Hannah Greg

Hannah LightbodyHannah (née Lightbody)
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.
Four of their sons, Robert Hyde (1795–1875), John (1801-1882), Samuel Jr. (1804–1876) and William Rathbone (1809–1881), entered the business.

Norcliffe Hall

He died at Norcliffe Hall, Styal, Cheshire and is buried at the Dean Row Unitarian Chapel, Wilmslow.
It was built in 1831 for Robert Hyde Greg, the owner of Quarry Bank Mill, and designed by the Lichfield architect Thomas Johnson.

Manchester (UK Parliament constituency)

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Though he was elected to Parliament for Manchester in 1839, it was without his consent and he resigned in the following year.

Antiquarian

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Robert Hyde Greg (24 September 1795 – 21 February 1875), was an English industrialist, economist, antiquary, and - briefly - a Member of Parliament.

Manchester

Manchester, EnglandManchester, United KingdomCity of Manchester
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.

General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches

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His family were Unitarians, part of the prosperous dissenting community that characterised the entrepreneurial class of factory owners.

University of Edinburgh

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He attended the University of Edinburgh and, after the obligatory Grand Tour of the antiquities of Continental Europe, joined his father's textile manufacturing enterprise.

Grand Tour

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He attended the University of Edinburgh and, after the obligatory Grand Tour of the antiquities of Continental Europe, joined his father's textile manufacturing enterprise.

Continental Europe

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He attended the University of Edinburgh and, after the obligatory Grand Tour of the antiquities of Continental Europe, joined his father's textile manufacturing enterprise.

Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society

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He was active in the city's intellectual life as a member of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society and was a founder of its Mechanics' Institute.

Mechanics' Institute, Manchester

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He was active in the city's intellectual life as a member of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society and was a founder of its Mechanics' Institute.

Liberal Party (UK)

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He was an active member of the Liberal Party and the Anti-Corn Law League.

Corn Laws

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He was an active member of the Liberal Party and the Anti-Corn Law League.

Parliament of the United Kingdom

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Though he was elected to Parliament for Manchester in 1839, it was without his consent and he resigned in the following year.

Factory Acts

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He was an opponent of factory reform, trades unions and worker health and safety legislation.

Trade union

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He was an opponent of factory reform, trades unions and worker health and safety legislation.

Occupational safety and health

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He was an opponent of factory reform, trades unions and worker health and safety legislation.

Styal

He died at Norcliffe Hall, Styal, Cheshire and is buried at the Dean Row Unitarian Chapel, Wilmslow.

Cheshire

Cheshire, EnglandCounty Palatine of ChesterCounty of Chester
He died at Norcliffe Hall, Styal, Cheshire and is buried at the Dean Row Unitarian Chapel, Wilmslow.

Dean Row Chapel, Wilmslow

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He died at Norcliffe Hall, Styal, Cheshire and is buried at the Dean Row Unitarian Chapel, Wilmslow.

Wilmslow

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He died at Norcliffe Hall, Styal, Cheshire and is buried at the Dean Row Unitarian Chapel, Wilmslow.