Samuel-Louis Crommelin

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Life
1652-1727 [otherwise Louis]; b. Armandcourt, Picardy; left France with family under Edict of Nantes; emig. Amsterdam, 1685; moved to Ireland by invitation of William III, 1698; appt. overseer of Royal Linen Manufacture of Ireland in 1699; family settled at Donaghadee and Lisburn; opened factory in Kilkenny and published a memoir of his work, 1705; received the thanks of Irish Parliament, 1707; promoted settlements for manufacture of hempen sail-cloth in southern Ireland, 1717; May Crommelin was a descendant. ODNB

See E. Joyce Best, ‘The Hugeunots of Lisburn: The Story of a Lost Colony’, ed. & compiled by Kathleen Rankin, in Lisburn Historical Journal [1997] - online.

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References
Dictionary of National Biography: Louis Crommelin cited viz. Essay Towards Improving the Hempen and Flaxes manufactures in the Kingdom of Ireland, 1705.

British Library holds 2 copies of Essay Towards Improving the Hempen and Flaxes manufactures in the Kingdom of Ireland (Dublin: Andrew Cook 1705), 43pp. with plates.

R. F. Foster, Modern Ireland 1600-1972 (London: Allen Lane 1972): note on Louis Crommelin: honoured by the Irish Parliament for his plans and improvements (p.212).

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