Person    | Male  Born 15/10/1809  Died 5/9/1886

Samuel Morley

Born Well Street Hackney into a Nottingham family of wool/hosiery manufacturers and merchants. His father John, had come to London to set up an outlet for their products. Samuel went into the family business and became extremely successful, wealthy and well-respected. Very active in the Congregationalist church, promoting local missionary work. Promoted the Abolitionist cause. Enabled the Old Vic to survive and endowed Morley College for adult education. Liberal MP for Bristol 1868 - 1885. Died at his Mayfair home, 34 Grosvenor Street.

Grace's Guide gives some information about the family and its business. 

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Samuel Morley

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Samuel Morley

Despite the dates on it this plaque looks to us to be quite a modern creation...

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Samuel Morley

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Christ Church - 1873

This foundation stone marks the beginning of the building works on the church...

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Good Shepherd Mission

The Good Shepherd Schools, founded 1855. This stone was laid by Samuel Morley...

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Joseph and Mary Knight

Joseph and Mary Knight

From Diocese of Westminster: After 1840 "They planned a Catholic foundation in the parish and purchased, for £5,000, two and a half acres of land which had formerly been the Wellington Cricket Grou...

Group, Philanthropy

1 memorial
Frederick Nicholas Charrington

Frederick Nicholas Charrington

Renounced a brewing fortune to help the East End poor.  Born Bow Road, the heir to Charrington’s Brewery in Stepney.  He entered the business but, aged 19, experienced a religious conversion and be...

Person, Food & Drink, Jack the Ripper suspects, Philanthropy, Politics & Administration, Social Welfare

2 memorials
Robert Browning Settlement

Robert Browning Settlement

Inspired by East End schemes such as Toynbee Hall, this Settlement was established by Francis Herbert Stead (1857 – 1928, brother of W. T. Stead).  Francis was Congregationalist minister at York St...

Group, Philanthropy, Religion, Social Welfare

2 memorials
Toc H

Toc H

International Christian movement. Named after Talbot House, using the army's signaling code for "T". Founded by Tubby Clayton.

Group, Philanthropy, Religion

1 memorial
Marshall's Charity

Marshall's Charity

Created in John Marshall's 1627 will to support the Anglican Church and still going strong in 2012.

Group, Philanthropy, Religion

1 memorial