Reference Entry

Thornton, Samuel (1754-1838), merchant and bank governor

Michael Reed

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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


Thornton, Samuel (1754-1838), merchant and bank governor, was born on 6 November 1754, the eldest son in the family of three sons and one daughter of John Thornton (1720-1790), a merchant, of Hull and Clapham, and his wife, Lucy, the daughter of Samuel Watson, a Russia merchant of Hull. Henry ...

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