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ironmaster

Brit a manufacturer of iron, esp (formerly) the owner of an ironworks
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After his death, the estate passed into the possession of the Abergavenny family and was purchased in the 17th century by Thomas Foley, the celebrated ironmaster.
John Abbot, like William Hawks, a local ironmaster had his Park Works just to the east of the church.
1868 Robert Peck, in his third season as private trainer to cantankerous millionaire ironmaster James Merry, sends out the owner's Doncaster to win the Derby at 45-1.
The story goes that rival ironmaster Richard Crawshay wagered 500 guineas with Richard Trevithick's boss Homfray that he couldn't make an engine to pull a load along the rail line, only for Trevithick's 'Penydarren' locomotive to prove him wrong.
He learned that the 18th century inn was apparently the home of one Samuel Nutt, an ironmaster from Coventry, England, who arrived in Chester County in 1717 and was shown iron mines by some friendly native Indians.
Gouverneur Kemble, a leading American ironmaster and operator of the foundry, was largely responsible for the quality of ordnance produced at the foundry.
Tyn Dwr Hall, near Llangollen, was built for ironmaster John Dickin in the 1800s and has been used as a youth hostel and educational venue.
Foley was an English ironmaster and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1659 and 1677 and his father, Richard, was a prominent Midlands ironmaster of Stourbridge.
The ironmaster, John Hughes, took the lessons he learnt at the Cyfarthfa Works to the Ukraine, where he founded his Hughesovska ironworks.
Corngreaves Hall, an 18th century house built by local ironmaster James Attwood, has been reinvented as stylish apartments.
Joseph Tregelles Price, a Quaker ironmaster from Neath, persuaded the trial judge that the sentence was unsafe, but Home Secretary at the time, Lord Melbourne, refused to reduce the sentence.
The Revolution seemed initially to offer rural inhabitants the leverage to defeat their ironmaster rivals, but revolutionary authorities, while eschewing monopoly, protected the iron industry for military reasons and in the belief that ironmasters could make more rational use of scarce natural resources.