John Dent (died 1826)
John Dent (1761? – 1826) was an English banker and politician.
He was a partner in Child's Bank, and Tory Member of Parliament for Lancaster from 1790 to 1812. He was a defeated candidate at Poole in 1812; he returned to Parliament there in 1818, and was unopposed in 1822.
Dent earned the nickname "Dog Dent" by his interest in the Dog Tax Bill of 1796. He was known also as a book collector. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.
Dent married Anne Jane Williamson of Roby Hall in 1800; they had ten children.
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