Sir George Henry Rose

1771 - 17th Jun 1855


Son of George Rose (q.v.). MP for Southampton 1794-1813 and Christchurch 1818-32 and 1837-44.

His father George Rose (q.v.) was agent for Dominica 1784-1805, and an MP, and settled upon him in 1796 the Dominican property inherited from his mother Theodora nee Duer. George Henry Rose also provided testimony in the contested claim for Big Duers estate in Antigua, as nephew of Rowland Duer senior (q.v.). He was also the beneficiary under the will of his wife's aunt, Frances Jennings (q.v.).

  1. George Henry Rose has an entry in the ODNB (as does his father George Rose (q.v.) as 'politician and publicist' and brother William Stewart Rose as 'poet', as well as George Henry's Rose's son Hugh Henry Rose, Baron Strathnairn, as 'army officer and diplomatist'). Another son George Pitt Rose (1797-1851) was also an MP, named after his godfather William Pitt.

  2. At 7 Old Palace Place in the census of 1841 (at Old Palace Yard also in 1830 and 1838). In the household of his son-in-law the Earl of Morton at Ratho, Midlothian, in 1851.


T71/881 Dominica claim no. 243 (Cane Field). T71/1221: affidavit of Sir George Henry Rose.

See separate entry for George Rose.

  1. C. A. Harris, ‘Rose, George Henry (1770–1855)’, rev. H. C. G. Matthew, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2009 [, accessed 30 Jan 2014]; Brian Robson, ‘Rose, Hugh Henry, Baron Strathnairn (1801–1885)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Oct 2008 [, accessed 30 Jan 2014]

  2. 1841, 1851 censuses online;, Westminster Rate Books 1634-1900 [database online].

Further Information

Frances Duncombe
Hugh Henry Rose, 1st Baron Strathnairn (1801-1885); George Pitt Rose
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Claims (3)

£889 10s 1d
Other association
£3,306 6s 9d
Other association
£2,342 14s 0d

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
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1821 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Trust beneficiary

Legacies Summary

Historical (1)

A Letter on the Means and Importance of Converting the Slaves in the West Indies to... 1823 

Political (1)

Conservative / West India interest 
election →
Southampton Hampshire
1794 - 1818
election →
Christchurch Hampshire
1818 - 1832
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Christchurch Hampshire
1837 - 1844

Relationships (13)

Nephew → Uncle
Nephew → Aunt
Nephew → Aunt
Grandson → Grandfather
Legatee → Testator
Notes →
Sir George Henry Rose had married Frances Jennings' niece, Frances...
Son → Father
First Cousins
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Brother → Sister

Addresses (1)

7 Old Palace Yard, London, Middlesex, London, England