John Harrison (Leeds)

John Harrison (Leeds)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Harrison (1579-1656) was a prominent inhabitant of Leeds, in Yorkshire, England, in the sixteenth and seventeenth century, variously as one of the early woollen cloth merchants, and as a benefactor of the town. Over the years, the Harrison family had acquired considerable property in the Leeds Rural-urban fringe, soon to be absorbed by urban sprawl. John Harrison was the owner of a large tract of land lying at the top of Briggate, beyond the modern streets Upper and Lower Headrow. He was one of the first of the Leeds cloth merchants, and added to his inherited fortune by his commercial activities. However, Harrison was not just a merchant but also a benefactor. He was well respected throughout the city and often played a role in local politics. When, in 1626, the first charter was obtained from Charles I, and Sir John Savile was appointed Alderman, the real duties of the office were performed by Harrison, at that time his deputy.show more

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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 322g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136582767
  • 9786136582764