John Stephenson (MP)

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John Stephenson (c. 1709 – 17 April 1794) was an English merchant from Alston, Cumbria, and a Member of Parliament for various western boroughs from 1754 to 1755 and 1761 until his death in 1794.

He was a director of the British East India Company from 1765 to 1768, and had government victualling contracts in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland at the time of the American Revolution.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greene, Jack P. (July 1975). "Social Structure and Political Behavior in Revolutionary America: John Day's Remarks on American Affairs". The William and Mary Quarterly. 3rd Ser. 32 (3): 487. JSTOR 1922136. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Thomas Clarke
Arnold Nesbitt
Member of Parliament for Mitchell
1754–1755
With: Robert Clive
Succeeded by
Simon Luttrell
Richard Hussey
Preceded by
Simon Luttrell
Richard Hussey
Member of Parliament for Mitchell
1761–1780
With: James Scawen 1761–74
Thomas Howard 1774–79
Francis Hale 1779–80
Succeeded by
Francis Hale
William Hanger
Preceded by
George Lane Parker
Alexander Leith
Member of Parliament for Tregony
1780–1784
With: John Dawes
Succeeded by
Lloyd Kenyon
Robert Kingsmill
Preceded by
Sir Ralph Payne
James Archibald Stuart
Member of Parliament for Plympton Erle
1784–1790
With: Paul Trebuy Ourry 1784
John Pardoe 1784–90
Succeeded by
Henry Lawes Luttrell
Philip Metcalfe
Preceded by
Robert Kingsmill
Hugh Seymour-Conway
Member of Parliament for Tregony
1790–1794
With: Matthew Montagu
Succeeded by
Matthew Montagu
Robert Stewart