Thomas Walton Mellor
Thomas Walton Mellor (3 October 1814 – 17 February 1902) was a British cotton manufacturer and Conservative politician.
Thomas was the third son of Thomas Mellor of Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, and his wife Mary Walton of Stalybridge, Cheshire he was christened on 30 October 1814 at the parish church of St Michael Ashton-under-Lyne. He became a major "cotton master" in Ashton, and led the opposition to the costs of the town obtaining a charter of incorporation as a municipal borough in 1847. He was a magistrate for the borough of Ashton and the counties palatine of Chester and Lancaster.
He married Jane Leigh of Compsall Bridge in 1849 and they had a son, John Edward.
- Anthony Howe, The Cotton Masters 1830–1860, Oxford, 1984
- Our New Members of Parliament, The Times, 5 December 1868, p.7
- "Obituary". The Times (36694). London. 18 February 1902. p. 10.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Thomas Walton Mellor
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