McConnel & Co.

1795-c1917, textile manufacturer, Ancoats, Manchester

Founded in 1795 by James McConnel and John Kennedy. John Kennedy retired in 1826. McConnel took his two eldest sons into partnership and the firm became known as McConnel & Co.

In 1898 McConnel & Co. joined several other firms in the formation of the Fine Cotton Spinners and Doublers Association. The company lost its independent identity after the First World War.