Charles Bosanquet

23rd Jul 1769 - 20th Jun 1850

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

London West India merchant, partner with William Manning and John Proctor Anderdon (both of whom q.v.) until his retirement in 1810. Manning & Anderdon became a major slave-owner and mortgagee before the firm failed in 1831. Charles Bosanquet himself appears in the compensation records as a trustee in three awards on St Kitts, a role he renounced.

  1. Charles Bosanquet, born Forest House Leyton, second son of Samuel Bosanquet (1744-1806) and Eleanor Lannoy Hunter, and brother of John Bernard Bosanquet (q.v.). At school in Hackney, then apprenticed to a merchant in Lyons. 'Later, in partnership with J. P. Anderson [sic], he went into the West Indian trade.' Married Charlotte Holford 01/06/1796. Member of Lloyds from 1809; sub-governor of the South Sea Company 1808-1838, then Governor until1850. Director of the West India Company 'set up in 1825 to relieve the economic plight of planters in the British Caribbean.' 1823-1836 Chairman of the exchequer bill office. 1823-1836 Chairman of the Canadian Land Company.

Sources

St Kitts nos. 206, 336 and 724. T71/1224: letter from Freshfield & sons 16/1/1835: awards made in each of St Kitts # 206 336, 724. 'Mr Bosanquet has never acted in these trusts and by indenture dated 26 December 1835 now produced has disclaimed wholly the Trust.'

  1. ODNB online, Andrew J. O'Shaughnessy, 'Bosanquet, Charles (1769-1850), merchant and writer'

Further Information

Spouse
Charlotte Anne Holford
Children
Charles Holford; 1 surviving daughter
Occupation
West India merchant
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Claims (3)

£2,004 7S 10D
Awardee (Trustee)
£2,243 17S 2D
Awardee (Trustee)
£2,422 14S 5D
Awardee (Trustee)

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Name partner
Bosanquet Anderdon & Co.
West India merchant  
 
Member
Lloyds
Insurance  
 
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Member from...

Imperial (1)

Governor
Canadian Land Company Canada 
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Physical (1)

Estate
Rock 
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Country estate with manor...

Relationships (1)

Brothers

Addresses (2)

Rock Estate, Rock, Northumberland, Northern England, England
The Firs, Hampstead, Middlesex, London, England