Richard Arkwright

Died aged c. 88

Richard Arkwright junior (19 December 1755 – 23 April 1843), the son of Sir Richard Arkwright of Cromford, Derbyshire, was a mills owner, turned banker, investor and financier (creditor) of many successful state and private entreprises of the British Industrial Revolution which his father had helped to catalyse. Among his debtors were Samuel Oldknow of Marple and Mellor, his friend. He was one of ten known British millionaires in 1799.

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Richard Arkwright Junior 1755-1843 Shared in his father's cotton spinning mill innovations Lived at Lumford House following the construction of Lumford Mill in 1778 until 1792

Lumford House, Bakewell, United Kingdom where they lived (1778-1792)