George Templer

???? - 1819


Templer had connections with the East India Company beginning in 1773. He was also a politician, representating Honiton from 1790 to 1796. He was a founding member of what became Davison, Noel, Templer, Middleton & Wedgwood (also known as the London and Middlesex Bank) in 1792, together with Gerard Noel Noel (ne Edwards) (q.v.), Samuel Smith II, Richard Johnson, John Wedgwood (q.v.) and Nathaniel Middleton (.q.v). The connection with the Belmont estate on St Kitts must have flowed from this banking partnership. Reportedly, he also held in a personal capacity a mortgage of £2,000 over estates and enslaved people in Jamaica, entered into in the 1790s.

Sources; RBS/Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Historical Research Report: Predecessor Institutions Research Regarding Slavery and the Slave Trade (first published May 25, 2006; updated May 29, 2009), p. 7.

Further Information

Jane nee Paul
Banker and politician

Associated Estates (1)

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
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner

Political (1)

election →
Honiton Devon
1790 - 1796

Relationships (3)

Business partners
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