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William Bosanquet (1747-1813)

William Bosanquet was the son of the wealthy Hugeunot merchant Samuel Bosanquet of Forest House in Essex. His sister was the noted Methodist preacher Mary Bosanquet who subsequently married the evangelical clergyman John Fletcher of Madeley.

Bosanquet was a member of a successful commercial family. His brother Samuel was Governor of the Bank of England while William was for many years a governor of the Royal Exchange Assurance Company. He was unmarried and little more is known about him. He died at Forest House on 3 March 1813.

Source: Gentleman's Magazine 1813 (113), 388 and Fletcher-Tooth collection (MARC)

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