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Astell [formerly Thornton], William (1774–1847), director of the East India Company

Katherine Prior

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/815

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Astell [formerly Thornton], William (1774–1847), director of the East India Company, was born on 13 October 1774, the second son of Godfrey Thornton of Mogerhanger and Everton, a director of the Bank of England, and his wife, Jane, daughter of Stephen Peter Godin...

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Subjects: US Politics ; US Colonial and Revolutionary History ; Colonialism and Imperialism ; Manufacturing ; History of Manufacturing and Construction

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