Sir John Bernard Bosanquet

2nd May 1773 - 25th Sep 1847

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Son of Samuel Bosanquet (1744-1806) and Eleanor Hunter (1745-1819), Justice of the Court of Common Pleas.

There is ambiguity about the nature of the awards made to James William Freshfield and Charles Bosanquet as trustees for Sir John Bernard Bosanquet: Sir John Bernard Bosanquet in turn is described as trustee for 4 City financiers who each lent £5000 to Manning & Anderdon secured on estates in St Kitts, but was not apparently a creditor himself.

  1. Serjeant at Law 1814, King's Serjeant 1827; Lord Commissioner of the Great Seal 1825-6; presided over the Commission to Inquire into the Practices of the Common Law Courts 1828-30; Judge of the Court of Common Pleas from 1830; knighted 1830; P.C. 1833.

Sources

T71/879 St Kitts Nos. 206, 336 and 724.

  1. William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? A biographical dictionary of British wealth-holders Volume Two 1840-1859 (London, Social Affairs Unit, 2012) reference 1847/30; G. F. R. Barker, ‘Bosanquet, Sir John Bernard (1773–1847)’, rev. Hugh Mooney, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004), online edn, Oct 2009 http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/2929 [accessed 28 Sept 2012].

Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Mary Ann Lewis
Children
d.s.p
Wealth at death
£100,000
School
Eton
University
Oxford (Christ Church) [1795 ]
Legal Education
Lincolns Inn [1800 ]
Occupation
Judge
Rubinstein
1847/30
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Claims (1)

£2,243 17S 2D
Beneficiary

Legacies Summary

Imperial (1)

East India Company
Administrative  
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Appointed standing counsel to the East India Company in...

Relationships (1)

Brothers

Addresses (3)

Montagu Place, Russell Square, London, Middlesex, London, England
New Square, Lincolns Inn, City of London, Middlesex, London, England
The Firs, Hampstead, Middlesex, London, England