David Whitehead (businessman)

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David Whitehead

David Whitehead (11 December, 1790, Gambleside - 28 January, 1865) was a Lancashire businessman who set up in business with his brothers Thomas and Peter in 1815. He became a major figure in the Cotton industry, developing several mills in Rawtenstall. He was an active methodist and attended the third International Peace Congress held in Paris in 1849.[1]

He is buried in the same grave as his two brothers in the churchyard of Longholme Methodist Church.[2]


  1. ^ Ives, Marie. "David Whitehead An influential Man of Rawtenstall Marie Ives - Peter Fisher". peterfisher.smugmug.com. Rawtentsall Civic Society. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  2. ^ Fisher, peter. "Rawtenstall - Peter Fisher". peterfisher.smugmug.com. Retrieved 1 March 2019.