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Thornton, Henry

Christopher Tolley

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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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 movement. ...

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Subjects: Banking ; Economics ; Political Economy

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