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.
Person | Male Born 10/3/1760 Died 16/1/1815
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Laurence Corner Army Surplus
Closed when the owner, Victor Jamilly, died January 2007, aged 79. The staff moved on and opened Squadron HQ in 121 Kentish Town Road. Some sources give the opening date as 1947, but possibly tha...
There are records of the Thames freezing over as far back as CE 250. The piers of old London Bridge were broad and close together, meaning that they could get easily blocked creating a dam which wo...
We really don't know if the Sebastian Earl who unveiled the stone at the Hornsey YMCA is the rowing businessman with the same name but the dates look right and it's an unusual name. Our colleague, ...
Royal Society of Arts
Founded by William Shipley as the "Society of Arts" in Rawthmell's Coffee House. They carried on meeting in coffee houses and taverns but as the society grew they needed more space. Shipley rented ...