Person    | Male  Born 15/8/1849  Died 21/3/1934

John Henry Buxton

Categories: Benefactor

Our colleague, Andrew Behan, did some searching and at the Cambridge Alumni Database he found a John Henry Buxton who was a trustee of the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association. This surely is our man. Son of Thomas Fowell Buxton (and grandson of the first baronet) and Rachel Jane Buxton (née Gurney). He was director of Truman, Hanbury, Buxton Brewery and chairman of the London Hospital, 1877-84; Treasurer, 1884-1904.

President of the Pastoral Aid Society, 1895-1909. A generous supporter of the Church Missionary Society, the Moravian Missions and the City of London Mission. For many years Chairman of the Naples Society for the Protection of Animals, and a member of the National Equine Defence League. Strongly advocated the abolition of bearing reins and of the practice of docking horses; had the book Black Beauty translated into Italian. Died at 'Easneye', Ware with an estate worth almost £1 million.

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John Henry Buxton

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Buxton water trough - Enfield

{On one end:} The gift of J. H. Buxton, 1879 {On both sides:} Metropolitan D...

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John Henry Buxton

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Buxton water trough - Hyde Park

{Engraved in the north end:} The gift of J. H. Buxton 1892

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Buxton water trough - Spitalfields

This is the only fountain/trough in Tower Hamlets on the mdfcta site.

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