Mrs Susannah Cleminshaw to Lydia Becker

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Becker had asked Cleminshaw for information respecting their ancestors. Susannah Cleminshaw was the daughter of Elizabeth Wroe (who was married to Edward Stephens). Susannah's sister Mary, married James Duncuft, and their daughter married HL Becker, Lydia's father. She gives a list of her mother's brothers and sisters in the order in which they came. Her grandfather, Thomas Wroe and Duncuft were partners in large cotton mills at West Haughton and were the first in Lancashire to use steam power in their mills. Consequence their mills were burnt down.