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Thornton, William Thomaslocked

  • G. Le G. Norgate
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Thornton, William Thomas (1813–1880), economist and civil servant, born at Burnham, Buckinghamshire, on 14 February 1813, was the youngest son of the merchant Thomas Thornton (bap. 1767?, d. 1814) and his wife, Sophie Zohrab, daughter of a Greek merchant. Having been educated at the Moravian settlement at ...

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