Sir George Henry Rose

MP (Conservative / West India interest)


He was opposed to the abolition of the slave trade in 1807 and was later to become a strong advocate of Evangelical Christianity and missionary activity as a means of 'improving' the enslaved. This sat alongside the advocacy of marriage rather than 'concubinage'.
See especially his speech in the House of Commons, 15 May 1823

He later presented a petition in favour of the abolition of slavery in 1830, although as he appears not have spoken in the Commons between 1825 and 1840 it is not clear what his views on abolition or, later, apprenticeship, were.


History of Parliament online; Hansard

Elections / Constituences

Southampton Hampshire
1794 - 1818 
Christchurch Hampshire
1818 - 1832 
Christchurch Hampshire
1837 - 1844