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Member of Parliament West Indies

Rose, George, 1744-1818

  • GB-2014-WSA-01213
  • Person
  • 1744-1818

ROSE, GEORGE, second son of Rev. David Rose, Lethnot, Forfarshire, nonjuring clergyman, and his second wife Margaret, dau. of Donald Rose, Westerclunie [check county]; b. 17 Jun 1744; at school under Markham (Diaries and Correspondence of the Right Hon. George Rose, 1860, i, 8-9); entered Royal Navy; served as midshipman in expedition to St. Malo 1758 and in West Indies, twice wounded in action; left navy 1762; Clerk in Record Office of Exchequer; Deputy Chamberlain, Exchequer 20 May 1774 – Feb 1783; Surveyor of Green Wax Moneys 21 Jul 1775; superintended the printing of the Journals and Rolls of the House of Lords; Secretary to the Treasury Jul 1782 – Apr 1783, Dec 1783 – Mar 1801; Clerk of the Pleas, Court of Exchequer Jan 1784 – Feb 1797; MP Launceston 1784 – Jun 1788, Lymington 1 Jul 1788-90, Christchurch from 1790; Clerk of the Parliaments, House of Lords, from Jun 1788; Privy Councillor 13 Jan 1802; Vice-Pres., Board of Trade, and Joint Paymaster-Gen., 7 Jul 1804 – Feb 1806; Vice-Pres., Board of Trade, and Treasurer of the Navy 15 Apr 1807-12; Treasurer of the Navy from 1812; Trustee, British Museum, from 1804; an intimate friend and political follower of William Pitt; of considerable financial ability; author, The Proposed System of Trade with Ireland Explained, 1785, and other publications chiefly on financial subjects; his Diaries and Correspondence were published in 1860; m. 7 Jul 1769 Theodora, dau. of Maj. John Duer, Antigua, West Indies, and Fulham, Middlesex; d. 13 Jan 1818. DNB.

Sharpe, Fane William, ca. 1726-1771

  • GB-2014-WSA-15523
  • Person
  • ca. 1726-1771

SHARPE, FANE WILLIAM, eldest son of John Sharpe MP, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, Solicitor to the Treasury, and Olive Cartwright, Holborn; nephew of Gregory Sharpe (qv); b.; adm. (aged 11) Jan 1737/8; KS (Capt. ) 1743; elected to Christ Church, Oxford 1747, matr. 26 Jun 1747, Westminster Student 24 Dec 1747 – void by marriage 26 Mar 1752; adm. Lincoln’s Inn 14 Aug 1747; MP Callington from 11 Feb 1756; FRS 5 Jul 1764; FSA 17 Dec 1767; bequeathed £500 for the use of the King’s Scholars elected annually to the Universities; m. 17 Mar 1752 Mary, only child of George Newport, London, merchant; d. 21 Oct 1771.

By his will dated 30 Sep 1771 (proved 8 Nov 1771) he gave to William Markham (adm.1733, qv), formerly Head Master of the School and then Bishop of Chester, and to John Thomas, Dean of Westminster, “the sum of £500 to be by them disposed of [for] the benefit of Westminster School or College as they shall think fit”. The fund was subsequently consolidated with the School Exhibition Fund, and the benefaction was commemorated by an exhibition known as the F.W.Sharpe exhibition.