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From:
Walter M. Stern, 'The Isle of Dogs Canal: A Study in Early Public Investment', reprinted from , Economic History Review, Series 2, Vol. 4, No. 3, 1952., pp. 359-371.

[Copy, Port of London Authority Library, Poplar]

In order of size of shareholding, the notable investors in this project included:

Mayor of London, Commonality and Citizens of City, 29,000 shares. Ald William Champion, director, died same year, 5000 shares. George Hibbert, 9 Mincing Lane, 5000 shares. Robert Wigram, 3 Crosby Sq. 5000 shares. Peter Mellish, Shadwell Dock, 5000 shares. James Inglis, 8 Billiter Sq., 3000 shares.

James and Edward Ogle, New City Chambers, 3000 shares each. William Lushington Jnr, 2500 shares. Thomas Plummer director, 2 Fen Court, 2500 shares. Abram Robarts, 28 Finsbury Sq., 2000 shares.

Ald William Curtis, director, Southgate, 2000 shares. Benjamin Granger, 2000 shares. Arthur Shakespear, 118 Pall Mall, 2000 shares. John St. Barbe, 33 Seething Lane, 1000 shares. Duncan Campbell 8 Finsbury Sq., 1000 shares.

Arrow graphicReferences: Walter M. Stern, 'The Isle of Dogs Canal: A Study in Early Public Investment', reprinted from , Economic History Review, Series 2, Vol. 4, No. 3, 1952., pp. 359-371. [Copy, Port of London Authority Library, Poplar]

(Note: the Duncan Campbell noted above was not by address the overseer of the Thames Prison Hulks. Just who he was has not yet been ascertained. - Ed)

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