BOSCAWEN, George (b.1745), of Trevalyn, Denb.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1768 - 1774
1774 - 1780

Family and Education

b. 4 Sept. 1745, 1st s. of Hon. George Boscawen. educ. Eton 1754-61. m. 1778 or after, Annabella, da. of Sir William Bunbury, 5th Bt., div. w. of Sir Patrick Blake, 1st Bt..

Offices Held

Ensign 4 Ft. 1774: no further mention in Army List.


Boscawen regularly supported Administration until 1776. In May of that year he eloped to France with Annabella, wife of Sir Patrick Blake,1 and remained abroad until 1779. On his return he voted with Opposition on the motion on sending Keppel to sea, 3 Mar. 1779, Dunning’s motion, 6 Apr. 1780, and the motion against proroguing Parliament, 24 Apr. 1780. Before the general election of 1780 John Robinson wrote about Truro: ‘It is hoped it will be two friends and not Mr. Boscawen again, and therefore it is canvassed hopeful.’ Boscawen was not put up again. There is no record of his having spoken in the House.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Sir Lewis Namier


  • 1. Diary of John Baker, ed. Yorke, 353.