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Charles Bosanquet

(1769—1850) merchant and writer


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Charles Bosanquet was born on 23 July, 1769 at Forest House, Monmouthshire, the second son of Samuel Bosanquet and Eleanor Hunter. He died at Rock Hall, Northumberland on 20 June, 1850, and is buried in the church there. He married Charlotte Anne Holford on 1 June, 1796 and fathered seven children, three of whom survived him. He served as sub-governor of the South Sea Company from 1808–38, and governor from 1838–50. From 1823–36 he was chairman of the exchequer bill office. He served as Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for the county of Northumberland, and was high sheriff of Northumberland in 1828. In 1819 he was lieutenant-colonel of light horse volunteers, later rising to colonel. He maintained a London residence at the Firs, Hampstead, and spent his later years at his estate of Rock Hall, near Alnwick in Northumberland.

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From The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Economics.


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