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Sir Hugh Myddleton

(c. 1560—1631) goldsmith and entrepreneur


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(c. 1560–1631).

The sixth son of Richard Myddleton, governor of Denbigh castle, and younger brother of Thomas, the lord mayor of London, Hugh Myddleton was sent to London to train as a goldsmith/banker. Nevertheless he retained his connections with Denbigh and represented the borough in Parliament six times between 1603 and 1628. He is best remembered for his entrepreneurial feat of constructing the New River, an artificial waterway created to improve London's water supply.

Subjects: British History.


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