BOSCAWEN, Hon. John (1714-67), of Hanover Sq., London.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1747 - 30 Apr. 1767

Family and Education

b. 2 Jan. 1714, 5th s. of Hugh Boscawen, 1st Visct. Falmouth, and bro. of Hon. Edward, George and Hugh Boscawen. educ. perhaps Eton 1728. m. 29 Dec. 1748, Thomasine, da. of Robert Surman, merchant, of Valentine House, Essex, 1s.

Offices Held

Cornet 1 Drag. Gds. 1736; page of honour to George II 1738; lt. 1742; exempt and capt. 3 Horse Gds. 1742-6; capt. and lt.-col. 1 Ft. Gds. 1748; col. 1758; col. 75 Ft. 1758-61; col. 45 Ft. 1761-d.; maj.-gen. 1761.

Master of the horse to Duke of Cumberland 1747-57; groom of the bedchamber to Duke of Cumberland 1757-65; gov. Jersey 1760-d.


After serving in Flanders 1742-7, Boscawen was returned as a Whig on his family’s interest for Truro in 1747, becoming master of the horse to the Duke of Cumberland, whose ‘interest’ he managed on the race course.1

He died 30 Apr. 1767.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. B. Wilson, James Wolfe, 238.