Henry Thornton, 1760-1815, was born and educated in Clapham. He became a leading authority on economics and was a Governor of the Bank of England. He was Member of Parliament for Southwark, but most famous as a leading member of the Clapham Sect, who were instrumental in the abolition of the Slave Trade. He lived in Battersea Rise House on Clapham Common West Side. Henry Thornton School in Clapham Common South Side, was named after him. His tomb can still be seen at St. Paul's Church, Clapham. Engraving from an original picture by Hoppner by T.Blood for the European Magazine.Ref: SP22/41/THO.H.1
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