First Baron Thurlow (1778 -1792), Lord Chancellor, politician and administrator. He was Solicitor-General in 1770 and Attorney-General in 1771. A constitutionalist and supporter of the slave trade, he was made Chancellor and Baron Thurlow in 1778. Lived in Thurlow Lodge, West Norwood, and held extensive properties in Norwood and Streatham. A private Act of Parliament was required to break up his estate into building plots. He is remembered locally by Thurlow Park Road, Thurlow Hill, the 'Thurlow Arms' and Chancellor Grove. Copy print of a portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds.Ref: SP 145
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