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I recently ,or rather my sister found out about an ancestor of ours who had a bolt manufacturers Mill in Finsley Gate , Burnley in the18-OO,s this ancestor was called Jobe Hartley Whitham, he made his fortune abroad but not sure how.? Anyway he lived on West gateand was married and kept a disabled sister at home had a few kids and the best bit is he got 28 men out of the workhouse and 26 boys. to work in his millI do wonder how he got his money, but it seems difficult to find out.  Can anyonehelp?

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