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Thornton, Henry (1760-1815), banker and political economist

Christopher Tolley

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/27357
Thornton, Henry (1760-1815), banker and political economist

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Thornton, Henry (1760-1815), banker and political economist, was born on 10 March 1760, the youngest son of John Thornton (1720-1790), of Clapham, Surrey, merchant and philanthropist, and his wife, Lucy (1722-1785), daughter of Samuel Watson of Hull. John Thornton was one of the leading lay patrons of the early evangelical ...

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