Joseph Wilkes

Joseph Wilkes (1733–1805) was an 18th-century English industrialist and agricultural improver born in the village of Overseal in Derbyshire but more commonly associated with the village of Measham in Leicestershire.

From a farming family, Joseph Wilkes displayed a true entrepreneurial flair to become one of the leading businessmen in the area during the early part of the Industrial Revolution in England.

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... Joseph Wilkes was born into a large and moderately well off family in 1733 ... His father, also named Joseph Wilkes was a yeoman farmer, and owned a farm in Overseal ... Joseph Wilkes appears to have been close to his brothers, with whom he was to have many business dealings throughout his life ...