Person    | Male  Born 13/1/1757  Died 8/10/1837

George Hibbert

Merchant and politician. Born in Manchester. Along with Robert Milligan, he was the driving force behind the creation of the West India Docks. MP for Seaford from 1806 to 1812. Helped found the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in 1824.

2023: Londonist drew to our attention this man's slave-owning and trading activities.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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George Hibbert

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West India Docks - foundation stone

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