Online talk by Georgina Green about ‘The Buxtons – an old Essex Family’.

Seven generations of the Buxton family are traced in Coggeshall and the Epping Forest area through their interest in politics, social reform, banking, brewing and nature conservation.

It centres around Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, Bt (1786 – 1845), The Liberator.

He was chairman of what became Truman, Hanbury, Buxton Brewery also became an M.P. in 1818, for Weymouth (until 1837), and spent much of his life fighting for the release of slaves, taking over from William Wilberforce when he retired from the Anti-Slavery Campaign. In 1807 he married Hannah Gurney from a long established Quaker family. He laid the foundation for future generations to get involved with nature conservation and social reform.

Georgina Green has been involved with local history for 40 years and published several books (Epping Forest through the Ages in 1982 sold over 6,000 copies; Sir Charles Raymond of Valentines and the East India Company in 2015 was the result of 12 years original research). Georgina was recently elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Georgina Green is a local historian who has published several books details of which can be seen on this link

This and future talks hosted by Chingford Historical Society will incur a £3 charge for non-members. Annual membership is just £10 per person or £15 for two at the same address. Information on how to join can be found here 

Chingford Historical Society is a registered charity (Charity number: 281623) and all proceeds from the sale of tickets minus Eventbrite fees will go direct to the charity.

Most but not all of the online talks on different aspects of Chingford’s history given throughout 2020 can be viewed on their YouTube channel

A Chingford Historical Society event.