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KENNEDY, John

Forenames: John

Last name: KENNEDY

Titles and Honours:

Date of birth: 1769-01-01

Date of death: 1855-01-01

Date of Election: 1803-04-29

Honorary Member? No

Obituaries: 1862, vol 1, ser3, p147. S Smiles ""John Kennedy's biography in 'Industrial Biography' pp 317-22.

Present in the Dictionary of National Biography? Yes

Publications:

"Observations on the rise and progress of the cotton trade in Great Britain, partic in Lancs and the adjoining counties" (1819 vol 8, p 115-137); "Inquiry into the effects produced in society by the Poor Laws" (1819, vol 8, p 430-445); "Observations on the influence of machinery upon the working classes of the country" (1831 vol 10, p 25-35); "Brief memoir of Samuel Crompton with description of his machine called "the mule" and of the subsequent improvement of the machine by others" (1831 vol 10 pp 318 - 323) amongst other.papers. Published "Brief notice of my early recollections in a letter to my children", M'cr 1849 (in 'miscellaneous papers'.

Place of Residence:

Notes:

1784 came to Eng from Scotland; 1794 came to M'cr and joined in partnership firm of 'Sandford, McConnel and Kennedy', machine makers and mule spinners. 1836-56, Chair Williams Deacons (Heywoods). 1844, landowner in Ardwick. M'cr cotton spinner and friend of James Watt. Intro'd 'jack-frame'and other improvements.

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