Person    | Male  Born 1620  Died 12/5/1682

Sir Thomas Bloodworth

Sir Thomas Bloodworth

As Lord Mayor of London 1665-6 he was sorely tested and found wanting. As the fire advanced he alone had the authority to create fire-breaks by demolishing buildings but he refused to make such an order. After a meeting during which Pepys describes him as being "like a fainting woman" he retired to bed. Not the hero of the hour.

On the Bunhill pier his name is spelt: Bludworth.

2022: The book 'The Royal African Company' by K. G. Davies (Longmans Green, 1957) contains a list of the directors of the Royal African Company. Referring to Bloodworth's name on this list Reclaim EC1 calls for the removal of memorials to Bloodworth.

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Sir Thomas Bloodworth

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