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Samuel Greg

GREG, Samuel. b. Manchester, 6 September 1804; d. Bollington, near Macclesfield, 14 May 1876. His father was a prosperous Unitarian mill-owner at Styal, near Manchester. He was educated at Unitarian schools in Nottingham and Bristol and at Edinburgh University. He became a mill-owner at Bollington, near Macclesfield, Cheshire, where he was a good employer, creating a model village, and providing educational opportunities for his workers, such as flower shows and music classes; but they became discontented and angry over the installation of new machinery, and this caused him to give up manufacturing and concentrate on writing. He published Scenes from the Life of Jesus (1854, Second Edition,...

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