Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton
Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

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Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton 
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7 April 1786 Born (Castle Heddingham, Essex).
1803 Trinity College, Dublin.
13 May 1807 Married Hannah Gurney (sister of prison reformer Eizabeth Fry), mother of his eight children (5 of whom died young).
1808 Joined Truman, Hanbury, & Co, brewers, of Spitalfields.
1823 Founder member of the Society for the Mitigation and Gradual Abolition of Slavery (London Anti-Slavery Society).
May 1824 Succeeded William Wilberforce as leader of anti-slavery party in parliament.
1 ??????? 1837 M.P. for Weymouth.
1839 Published 'The African Slave Trade and its Remedy'.
1 June 1840 African Civilization Society inaugurated.
30 June 1840 Baronet.
1843 African Civilisation Society dissolved.
19 February 1845 Died.
Literature: (DNB; Stenton).

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