Sir Samuel Morton Peto, Bt
Historical photo of Morton Peto
Born 4 August 1809 Died 13 November 1889 (aged 80) Nationality English Occupation Civil engineering contractor Spouse(s) Mary Grissell (four children) Sarah Ainsworth Kelsall (11 children) Children 15 Sir Samuel Morton Peto, 1st Baronet (4 August 1809 – 13 November 1889) was an English entrepreneur, civil engineer and railway developer, and, for more than 20 years, a (MP). A partner in the firm of Member of Parliament , he managed construction firms that built many major buildings and monuments in London, including Grissell and Peto , The Reform Club , The Lyceum and the new Nelson's Column ; which made him a millionaire. Houses of Parliament 
As a partner in
, he then became one of the major contractors in the building of the Peto and Betts of the time. He has a pub named after him in rapidly expanding railways , Kent. Folkestone
Samuel Morton Peto, normally called Morton Peto, was born on 4 August 1809, in
, Surrey. As a youth, he was apprenticed as a bricklayer to his uncle Woking , who ran a building firm in London.