Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton
Person Born 26/1/1837 Died 28/10/1915
Politician. Born Essex. A Quaker he supported Elizabeth Fry in her prison reform work, worked for the abolition of the slave trade, taking over from Wilberforce when he retired. Governor of South Australia. Died in a cottage at Cromer, rather than in his nearby family seat, Colne House, because at the time that was being used as a hospital for soldiers.