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Edward Partington, 1st Baron Doverdale

Edward Partington (1836–1925) was an English industrialist.

Biography

Partington was born in Bury, England and arrived in Glossop in 1874. He, with his partner William Olive, bought the Turn Lee Mill from Thomas Hamer Ibbotson. He bought it to try out a modern method of paper manufacture using the sulfite process. He expanded rapidly with mills in Salford and Barrow in Furness. He merged with Kellner of Vienna and was created Lord Doverdale in 1914. His factories in Charlestown created nearly a 1000 jobs.[1] He employed a thousand workers in his Charlestown Mill, 1 in 12 of the working population. He was a Unitarian and a Liberal. He was a Deputy Lieutenant of Derbyshire.[2] He was made a Baron in 1917.[1] Partington died on 5 January 1925.[3]

Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Baron Doverdale
1917–1925
Succeeded by
Oswald Partington
See List of mills in Longdendale and Glossopdale

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