BirthdayDecember 0, 1873

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Richard Thornton

    Full name: Richard Thornton
    Also known as: Richard Thornton, Thornton, Richard
    Professions: British millioniare

  2. Richard Thornton Death information

    Died: Sunday, 1st of January, 1865 (Age: 7)

  3. Richard Thornton Biography

    Richard Thornton was an English millionaire. He was born on 20 September 1776 and died on 20 June 1865 in Merton, Surrey. He is buried at West Norwood Cemetery in London. On his death, Richard Thornton left an estate of £2,800,000, which is the largest fortune to have been valued for probate in Great Britain before 1870. Richard Thornton was a merchant and trader, notably in Baltic goods. He was also a Liveryman of the Leathersellers' Company (a Livery Company of the City of London), of which he became Master in 1836. He personally funded the new almshouses built for the Leathersellers' Company at Barnet, where his bust (by Thomas Earle) is still preserved and a nearby road is named Thornton Road in his honour. The Leathersellers' Company also has a portrait of Thornton painted in 1838 by Frederick Yeates Hurlstone.

  4. Richard Thornton Family

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