HENDERSON, James 1824-1906. Newspaper proprietor. Born at Lawrence Kirk, Scotland, he started the Glasgow Daily News, the first penny newspaper in Scotland, and refused to pay the newspaper tax. A radical, he was an energetic member of the Society for the Repeal of Taxation on Newspapers. As manager of the Leeds Express, he reduced the price from three old pence to one penny and raised the circulation from 300 to 15,000 per week. In 1865 he founded the South London Press at Red Lion Court, Fleet Street. He lived for many years at Adon Mount, Mount Adon Road, off Lordship Lane. He died at Worthing in 1906 but is buried in Camberwell Old Cemetery. Article here.

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