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Joseph Brotherton

(1783-1857), Bible Christian minister, parliamentary reformer and Liberal politician; MP for Salford

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The House of Commons, 1833, by Sir George Hayter - NPG 54

The House of Commons, 1833

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1833-1843
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 54

Joseph Brotherton, by Samuel William Reynolds Jr - NPG D11172

Joseph Brotherton

by Samuel William Reynolds Jr
mezzotint, published 1836
NPG D11172

Joseph Brotherton, by Samuel William Reynolds Jr, after  Charles Allen Duval - NPG D32196

Joseph Brotherton

by Samuel William Reynolds Jr, after Charles Allen Duval
mixed-method engraving, published 1844
NPG D32196

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Professor Chris Brotherton

02 March 2016, 12:23

Joseph Brotherton (1783-1857). Considered to be the founding father of Salford. Worked in his fathers cotton mill until he inherited it on his father's death. Minister in Bible Christian Church for 40 years. Salford's first MP. Campaigned for Parliamentary reform, free gardens, museums and libraries. Supported the provision of municipal cemeteries. Buried in Weaste Cemetery.

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