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Some of the key figures in the local engine making industry and some names with local connections who went on to be notable figures around the world.
Entries listed alphabetically by surname - All, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z
Manning; John d- 1874
Joined Alexander Campbell and Charles Wardle of the Boyne Engine Works to form the firm Manning Wardle in 1859.
McLaren; Henry b- 1854 d- 1929
With brother John, founded J.&H. McLaren.
McLaren; John b- 1850 d- 1920
With brother Henry, founded J.&H. McLaren.
Murray; Matthew b- 1765 d- 20/2/1826
Moved from Newcastle to Leeds in 1788. Was employed by Flax Mill owner John Marshall at Scotland Mill in Adel near Leeds. A larger flax mill was later established in Holbeck, Leeds. In 1795 Matthew Murray set an engine works adjacent to Marshall's mill in partnership with David Wood and James Fenton as Fenton, Murray & Wood.