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date: 19 August 2019

Kenton, Benjaminlocked

(1719–1800)
  • Norman Moore
  • , revised by Christine Clark

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Kenton, Benjamin (1719–1800), wine merchant and philanthropist, was born on 19 November 1719 at Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, London, the son of Benjamin Kenton and his wife, Mary, who kept a small greengrocer's shop. He was educated at the parish charity school and at fifteen he was apprenticed to the landlord of the ...

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