Thomas Staniforth

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Thomas Staniforth
Thomas Staniforth of Liverpool.jpg
Thomas Staniforth of Darnall, painted in 1769 by Joseph Wright of Derby
Darnall, Sheffield, England
Died15 December, 1803 (aged 68)
Ranelagh Street, Liverpool, England
Resting placeSt. Thomas, Liverpool
Occupation Politician
Known for Lord Mayor of Liverpool
Elizabeth Goore
(m. 1760;died 1803)
Children7, including Samuel Staniforth

Thomas Staniforth (1735–1803) was an English slave-trader, merchant and politician. He was originally from Sheffield, but spent most of his life in Liverpool.

Sheffield City and metropolitan borough in England

Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, its name derives from the River Sheaf, which runs through the city. With some of its southern suburbs annexed from Derbyshire, the city has grown from its largely industrial roots to encompass a wider economic base. The population of the City of Sheffield is 582,506 (mid-2018 est.) and it is one of the eight largest regional English cities that make up the Core Cities Group. Sheffield is the third-largest English district by population. The metropolitan population of Sheffield is 1,569,000.

Liverpool City and metropolitan borough in England

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Staniforth was the son of Samuel Staniforth Esq. and Alethea Macro of Darnall Hall. The family was a prominent family from Darnall, Sheffield but Thomas lived for most of his life in Liverpool, where he took part in the slave trade along with his son Samuel. He was Mayor of Liverpool for 1797–1798. [1]

Darnall Hall was a large hall that was constructed in 1723 in Darnall, Sheffield, England. The house was constructed by Samuel Staniforth (1698-1748) as a residence for himself and his wife Alethea Macro, daughter of Thomas Macro of Bury St Edmunds.

Mayor of Liverpool

The Mayor of Liverpool is the executive mayor of the City of Liverpool in England. The incumbent is the former Leader of Liverpool City Council, Joe Anderson, of the Labour Party. The Mayor of Liverpool has been branded 'the most powerful politician in England outside the capital'.

Records show that both he and his son Samuel Staniforth, a man who would follow in his father's footsteps and become Mayor of Liverpool for 1812–1813, took part in the sale of many African slaves between Europe and the United States. [2]

Samuel Staniforth Liverpool slave-trader, merchant and local politician

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United States Federal republic in North America

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Thomas married Elizabeth Goore, daughter of Lord Mayor of Liverpool Charles Goore. He was also the grandfather of Anglican priest Thomas Staniforth, the great grandfather of politician John Greenwood and so the ancestor of English national cricket captain R. T. Stanyforth.

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  1. Aronson, Julie; Wieseman, Marjorie E.; Art, Columbia Museum of (2006). Perfect Likeness: European and American Portrait Miniatures from the Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati Art Museum. ISBN   0300115806.Missing |author1= (help)
  2. "Summary of Individual | Legacies of British Slave-ownership".