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Sherratt, John (bap. 1718, d. 1788), entrepreneur and social reformer, was baptized on 20 June 1718 at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, the son of William Sherratt and Mary, née Trusler. Sherratt (who also spelled his name Sherrott) had a varied and eventful career as a businessman, through which he became involved in politics, foreign affairs, and social reform. He was twice married: first to ...