Charles Bosanquet

23rd Jul 1769 - 20th Jun 1850

Claimant or beneficiary


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 until 1850. 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.


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

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

Associated Claims (3)

£2,243 17s 2d
Awardee (Trustee)
£2,422 14s 5d
Awardee (Trustee)
£2,004 7s 10d
Awardee (Trustee)

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1809 [EA] - 1809 [LA] → Joint owner
1801 [EA] - 1810 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Manning & Anderdon
West India merchant  
notes →
Partner c....
Lloyd's of London
notes →
Member from...

Imperial (1)

Canadian Land Company Canada 
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Physical (1)

description →
Country estate with manor...

Relationships (3)

Son → Father

Addresses (2)

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