Person Male Born 7/8/1783 Died 18/1/1861
Inventor and businessman. Born Derbyshire. Invented a machine for manufacturing a new type of lace, bobbin net, and went on to manufacture and sell lace. 1815 he bought a mill in Tiverton, moved there with his skilled workforce and converted the mill to lace-net manufacture. This was successful and Heathcoat opened a warehouse in London to sell his nets. 1832 - 1859 MP for Tiverton. Died near Tiverton.