Henry Hoare (banker)
Henry Hoare I (1677–1725), known as Henry the Good, was an English banker and landowner.
Born the son of Sir Richard Hoare, founder of C. Hoare & Co bankers, Henry the Good became a Partner in the bank in August 1702. Together with his father, he became a commissioner for the building of 50 new churches in London in 1711. Following his father's death in 1719, he managed the bank through the South Sea Bubble of 1720 making a profit of over £28,000 from the crisis. He acquired the Stourhead estate in 1717 but died before the new house there had been fully completed.
In 1702 he married Jane Benson; they had three children:
- Jane (d.1762)
- Henry Hoare II (1705-1785)
- Sir Richard Hoare, Lord Mayor of London 1745-46 (1709-1754)
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- Dodd, Dudley, Stourhead, published by The National Trust, 1981
- Hoare, Henry Peregrine Rennie, Hoare's Bank: A Record 1672-1955, 1932, new edition 1955
- Hutchings, Victoria, Messrs Hoare, Bankers: A History of the Hoare Banking Dynasty, 2005