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Henry Thornton

Person  Male  Born 10/3/1760  Died 16/1/1815

Anti-slavery campaigner. Born Clapham. Successful banker. Good friends with his (indirect) cousin, William Wilberforce, prior to their marriages they shared a house bought by Thornton, Battersea Rise House, a villa on Clapham Common, where they hosted the Clapham Sect. This is probably the house marked on this fascinating (but re-orientated) map. Treasurer of the British and Foreign Bible Society. Never healthy he died at Wilberforce's house in Kensington Gore. Great grandfather to E. M. Foster.

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Holy Trinity Clapham - Clapham Sect

The damage on this plaque is the result of WW2 bombs.

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