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Samuel Bosanquet (1744-1806)

Samuel Bosanquet was the son of the wealthy Hugeunot merchant Samuel Bosanquet senior of Forest House in Essex. His sister was the pioneering Methodist female preacher Mary Bosanquet who subsequently married the noted clergyman John Fletcher of Madeley. Bosanquet was a wealthy landowner and banker, serving as Governor of the Bank of England in 1792. He was also a magistrate and Deputy Lieutenant of Essex and served as High Sheriff in 1770. Bosanquet also owned considerable estates in Monmouthshire.

Source: Burke's Landed Gentry 1853, 1:119 and Fletcher-Tooth collection (MARC)

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