Charles Wilson & Sons, Earlston

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'The 1851 census for Earlston described Charles Wilson as "of the firm of Charles Wilson & Sons, blankets and plaiding manufacturers employing 18 men 7 women and 19 girls". Ten years on, the business had extended to making tweeds, and employed 128 men and 44 women, boys and young women". At the end of [t]he century the business was taken over by Simpson and Fairbairn.'

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