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Thornton, Samuel

Michael Reed

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/27362

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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...

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Subjects: Manufacturing ; History of Manufacturing and Construction ; Banking

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