Charles Pole MP

???? - 1776


MP for Liverpool 1756-1761, West India merchant and according to the History of Parliament Commissioner of the Africa Co. for Liverpool 1759, for London 1767-8. He was probably the vendor of Mount Charles, sold to Augustin Gwyn (q.v.) in 1768: although the Essex County Archives shows the vendor as Charles Cole [sic] of London, Princeton University Library and other sources give the vendor as Charles Pole.

  1. History of Parliament gives his death date as 1779 but the will of Charles Pole [formerly of the City of London but now] of Southgate proved 12/10/776 is clearly the will of the same man, including as it does a bequest of Sun Fire Office shares and referring to an estate at Ashton in Lancashire that had belonged to his wife's father, as well as to an estate at Holcroft, all details consistent with the History of Parliament entry for Charles Pole MP for Liverpool 1756-61.

Sources; Essex Archives Online, D/DU/1243/8, 13/12/1774 [accessed 29/11/2019]. For the seller as Charles Pole, see Princeton University Library Collection on Slavery in the Americas, AM 2018-54. Indenture for the Sale of Mount Charles Plantation, Jamaica, to Sir Henry Clinton (1738?-1795), 1774. 1 item, [accessed 29/11/2019].

  1. PROB 11/1024/92.

Further Information


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
1768 [EA] - 1768 [LA] → Seller

This is tentative only.

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

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Liverpool Lancashire
1756 - 1761