William John Crossley (1844 - 1911):
Engine manufacturer and politician
William Crossley was born at Glenburn, County Antrim, and was educated at the Royal School, Dungannon. He joined his brother Francis in the manufacture of Crossley motors and engines. In 1906 he became a member of parliament for Altrincham and was made a baronet in 1909. He was appointed the first Director of the Manchester Canal Company.