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Sir Thomas Bloodworth

Sir Thomas Bloodworth

Person  Male  Born 1620  Died 12/5/1682

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.

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Bunhill burial ground - 3 & 4

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