English tea trader, collector, public benefactor and founder of the Horniman Museum in south London. Member of London County Council, Liberal Member of Parliament for Penryn and Falmouth in Cornwall 1895 - 1906. He was the son of John Horniman, who founded a tea business using mechanical packaging and at the time it was regarded as one of the biggest tea companies in the world.
Born in Bridgewater, Somerset to Quaker parents he was educated at the Friends College in Croydon. A Tea Merchant he was the Chairman of W H and J Horniman and Co Ltd. An avid collector of curios, articles of natural history and the arts he travelled the world in search of artifacts for over forty years. A Liberal in politics he was MP for Falmouth and Penryn from 1895 - 1904. He presented the Horniman Free Museum to the LCC in 1901. His cremated remains were interred in this cemetery.
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