- Edmund. 1743–1823, British clergyman, who invented the power loom
- Dame Silvia (née Poulter). born 1943, New Zealand lawyer. She became a High Court judge in 1993; governor general of New Zealand (2001–06).
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- BiographicalEdmund, 1743–1822, English clergyman: inventor of the power-driven loom.
- Biographicalhis brother, John, 1740–1824, English parliamentary reformer.