William McLaughlin

Preston, Halifax, NS, Canada
Business Category: Weaving
Dates Incorporated: before 1827
Remarks: Listed as a weaver in Preston during 1827.

McLaughlin petitioned for assistance in 1827 with losses incurred due to the government importing homespun from the United States. Stated he was selling at a loss for over three years when he had wove 4379 yards.

A year later McLaughlin requested a loan to improve his weaving manufactory to upgrade his cloth and lower prices. 
Remarks Source: 1. RG 5 Series P Vol. 51, #42 (Nova Scotia Archives)
2.RG 5 Series P Vol. 51, #52 (Nova Scotia Archives)
3. Textile Mills in Nova Scotia, Mary Guildford, pg. 9.