Henry Thornton (Reformer)

Henry Thornton (Reformer)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Henry Thornton was an English economist, banker, philanthropist and parliamentarian. He was the son of John Thornton of Clapham, London, who had been one of the early patrons of the evangelical movement in Britain. At the age of five, Henry attended the school of Mr Davis at Wandsworth Common, and later with Mr Roberts at Point Pleasant, Wandsworth. From 1778 he was employed in the counting house of his cousin Godfrey Thornton, two years later joining his father's company, where he later became a partner. In 1784 Thornton joined the banking firm of Down and Free of London, later becoming a partner of the company which became known as Down, Thornton and Free. It was under his direction that this became one of the largest banking firms in London, with regional offices in other British cities. In 1782 Henry Thornton had been urged to seek a seat in Parliament, and applied to contest one of the two seats for Hullshow more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135727362
  • 9786135727364