William Richard Sutton
Person Born 1835 Died 20/5/1900
Born Kennington, Lambeth. Self-made millionaire. His distribution company had purpose-built premises in Golden Lane, EC. He had no children of his own. Died Hove, buried Norwood Cemetery.
His will left the modern day equivalent of £80 million to found a charitable trust to provide 'model dwellings and houses for occupation by the poor of London and other towns and populous places in England'.