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Henry Bosanquet (1760-1817)

Henry Bosanquet was born in London, a younger son of Jacob and Elizabeth Bosanquet. He was educated at Hertford College Oxford, graduating in 1782.

Bosanquet settled at Clanville in Hampshire and served as High Sheriff of the county in 1815. He married Caroline Anstey in 1790 and the two had issue. She was the daughter of the poet Christopher Anstey.

Henry was a cousin of the famous Methodist female preacher Mary Bosanquet/Fletcher - the two were grandchildren of the Huguenot merchant David Bosanquet of London and his wife Elizabeth. Henry himself had some religious interests and spoke for example at the first meeting of the Southampton branch of the Bible Society in 1815.

Source: Burke's Landed Gentry 1853, International Genealogical Index and MAM Fl.6/2/7 (MARC)

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