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Thomas Homer

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Thomas Homer, once the promoter of the Regents Canal, embezzled its funds causing financial problems.

1801 'THOMAS HOMER, Comptroller to the Grand Junction Paddington Canal Co, Winchestey-row.'[1]

1802 'Application is intended to be made to the Honorable the House of Commons, in the next ensuing Session of Parliament, for Leave to bring in a Bill for making a Cut or Canal, for the Purpose of Navigation, from and out of the Grand Junction Canal, in the Parish of Paddington, in the County of Middlesex, to join and communicate with the London Docks, in the Parish of Saint Paul's, Shadwell...(signed) Wentworth Brinley and Thomas Homer, Solicitors.'[2]

1803 Advertisement. 'To the subscribers of the intended London Canal are requested to meet.....(signed) Wentworth Brinley and Thomas Homer, Solicitors.'[3]

1815 Thomas Homer, clerk to the Regency Canal Company, who absconded with money to an enormous amount, and who was apprehended at Edinburgh....he is between 60 and 70 years of age.'[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Sun (London) - Saturday 12 September 1801
  2. The London Gazette Publication date:31 August 1802 Issue:15511 Page:933
  3. Morning Post - Saturday 26 March 1803
  4. Oxford University and City Herald - Saturday 20 May 1815