George Templer

???? - 1819


London banker and MP. Templer had connections with the East India Company beginning in 1773. He represented 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.

  1. Reportedly, he held in a personal capacity a mortgage of £2,000 over estates and enslaved people in Jamaica, entered into in the 1790s.

  2. He was also party in an unknown capacity to a deed of 1807 concerning the estates of his nephew Sir William Templer Pole (q.v.) and John Compton (q.v.) on St Kitts, and appeared separately as entitled as trustee under the will of John Morse (q.v.) to 2/10ths of the latter's Jamaica estates.


  1. 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.

  2. Archives at Yale, Deed between William Temple Pole, Scrope Berdmore, Andrew Berkeley Drummond, George Templer, Owen Putland Meyrick, and William Lowndes Stone, for several plantations and lands in several parishes, 1807 June 23, [accessed 06/05/2020]; Jerningham v Herbert, Law Journal for the Year 1828 Comprising Reports of Cases in the Courts of Chancery, King's Bench and Common Pleas, Volume 6 p. 137.

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 (5)

Notes →
John William de la Pole married Anne Templer, sister of George Templer...
Business partners
Business partners
Business partners
Uncle → Nephew