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Authorised form of nameBosanquet; Samuel (1768 - 1843); banker
Other forms of nameBosanquet III; Samuel
SurnameBosanquet
ForenamesSamuel
Dates1768 - 1843
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
1768
Death:
1843
ActivityProfession:
Banker; plantation and slave owner
Research field:
Literature
Career:
Partner in the bank Bosanquet Anderdon & Co, the partners owned plantations in Nevis that used enslaved people for labour; retired from the bank 1836; Sheriff, Monmouthsire (1815)
Biographical details:
Blind until about the age of 18; sight improved until one eye went blind (in middle age) and he wore a black scarf over it
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
6/06/1793
RelationshipsSon of Samuel Bosanquet II, a Director of the Bank of England; Benjamin Bosanquet (FRS 1747) was his great uncle (grandfather's brother)
General contextThe Bosanquet family were of Huguenot origin. The family fled to England from Lunel, Montpellier, France, in 1685 following the revocation of the edict of Nantes.
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; UCL LBS; Archives Hub; DWB
References:
'Samuel Bosanquet III', Legacies of British Slave-ownership database, http://wwwdepts-live.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/person/view/25287 [accessed 23rd June 2020]
Description of 'Dingestow Court estate, Records of the Bosanquet family, 1592, 1736-1959. Gwent Archives' on the Archives Hub website, https://archiveshub.jisc.ac.uk/data/gb218-d2184a [accessed 23rd June 2020]
The London Gazette, 14 February 1815, Issue 16984 p.257
Dictionary of Welsh Biography 'Bosanquet Family', https://biography.wales/article/s-BOSA-NQU-1685 [accessed 18/5/2021]
Royal Society codeNA3668
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1793/07Bosanquet, Samuel: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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