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Buxton Sir Thomas Fowell

Buxton, Sir Thomas Fowell, philanthropist, was born in 1786 at Earls Colne, Essex. In 1811, joining the brewing establishment of Truman, Hanbury, and Buxton, which is situated in East London, he was able to see the pitiable condition of the poor, on whose behalf he made his first public speech. In 1818 he entered Parliament as member for Weymouth, and in 1833 succeeded Wilberforce as the champion of the slaves. He was created a baronet in 1840 and died in 1845.