Person    | Male  Born 1/4/1786  Died 19/2/1845

Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton (1st Baronet)

MP, brewer, slave abolitionist and social reformer. Born Essex. Entered the Brick Lane brewery Truman, Hanbury & Company in 1808, eventually taking on sole ownership. 1807 married Hannah Gurney, Elizabeth Fry's sister. A Quaker he supported Fry in her prison reform efforts, worked for the abolition of the slave trade, taking over from Wilberforce when he retired. Founding chairman of the RSPCA in 1824. Died at his country seat in Norfolk.

The Buxton family liked to reuse the name “Thomas Fowell Buxton”. We’ve found three and have spent some time sorting them out. This one, the one commemorated with a fountain in Parliament Square, was the first baronet (1B). His parents were TFB (1756-1793) and Anna Hanbury (1762-1828). Other TFB’s are 1B’s son (1822-1908) and 1B’s grandson (1837-1915, 3B) by his son, Edward (2B). Hope that’s clear.

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Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton (1st Baronet)

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Buxton Memorial Fountain

Due to strong shadows it was only on our fourth visit that we managed to take...

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Sir Buxton and slaves fountain - moved

We have another page showing the memorial in its new location.

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Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 1786 - 1845, anti-slavery campaigner, lived and wor...

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Peacock Inn, Islington

Peacock Inn, Islington

From Islington Council:"Four inns are known to have occupied this site, with the earliest dating from 1564. The Peacock has been immortalised both in print and on canvas. In 1823, James Pollard pai...

Building, Commerce, Food & Drink

1 memorial
Barley Mow pub - Dorset Street

Barley Mow pub - Dorset Street

Self-proclaimed "oldest pub in Marylebone". Some information can be found at Stonch's Beer Blog.

Building, Commerce, Food & Drink

1 memorial
Ignatius Sancho

Ignatius Sancho

Writer, shopkeeper and socialite. Born on a slave ship bound for the West Indies (his birth year is approximate). His first name was Charles, but he was baptised Ignatius. His mother died soon afte...

Person, Commerce, Literature, Race Issues

2 memorials
Donovan Bros.

Donovan Bros.

Trader at Covent Garden Market at its original site.

Group, Commerce

1 memorial
Thomas Sainsbury

Thomas Sainsbury

Lord Mayor. Grocer of Ludgate Hill, Bowyer, Alderman of Billingsgate and Governor of the Fellowship Porters in 1786. Came from Wiltshire. Died at Newcourt House, Devon. His tomb is at St Mary's, Ma...

Person, Commerce, Lord Mayor, Politics & Administration

1 memorial