BLOXAM, Matthew (1744-1822), of Highgate, Mdx.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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14 July 1788 - 1806

Family and Education

bap. 10 Aug. 1744, 1st s. of Rev. Matthew Bloxam, vicar of Comberton, Worcs. by Elizabeth, da. of Henry Turner, alderman of Gloucester. m. Kntd. 19 June 1800.

Offices Held

Sheriff of London 1787-8, alderman 1803-21; storekeeper to the stationery office 1818-21.


Bloxam was a partner in the firm of wholesale stationers, Foudrinier, Bloxam, and Walker, of Lombard Street; and in 1791 in the Southwark bank of Sanderson, Harrison, Brenchley, Bloxam, and Co. In 1780 he canvassed Cricklade, but withdrew before the poll; in 1788 he was returned after a contest on the Government interest at Maidstone (which was managed by John Brenchley, later his banking partner). Bloxam supported Pitt. There is no record before 1790 of his having spoken in the House.

He died 16 Oct. 1822.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke