William Manning (British politician)

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William Manning (1 December 1763 – 17 April 1835) was a British merchant, politician, and Governor of the Bank of England between 1812 and 1814. He also served as its Deputy Governor.

He served as Member of Parliament for Evesham, Lymington and Penryn. He also worked as a merchant in the West Indies, and invested in the Australian Agricultural Company, and becoming its Deputy Governor. The Manning River in New South Wales, Australia was named after him.

He lived at Copped Hall in Totteridge, and his wife, Mary, re-designed the grounds, probably with the advice of Humphry Repton, damming the Folly Brook to create the ornamental Darland's Lake.[1] His son, Henry Manning, who was born at Copped Hall,[2] was ordained as an Anglican clergyman became a leader of the Oxford Movement. He then converted to Catholicism and became Archbishop of Westminster in 1865.

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
The Earl of Carhampton
Philip Metcalfe
Member of Parliament for Plympton Erle
17941796
With: Philip Metcalfe
Succeeded by
William Adams
William Mitchell
Preceded by
Sir Harry Burrard-Neale, Bt
Nathaniel Brassey Halhed
Member of Parliament for Lymington
17961801
With: Sir Harry Burrard-Neale, Bt
Parliament of Great Britain abolished
Parliament of the United Kingdom
New creation
Parliament of the United Kingdom created
Member of Parliament for Lymington
18011806
With: Sir Harry Burrard-Neale, Bt to 1802
Harry Burrard 1802
John Kingston 1802–1806
Succeeded by
John Kingston
Sir Harry Burrard-Neale, Bt
Preceded by
Patrick Craufurd Bruce
Charles Thellusson
Member of Parliament for Evesham
18061818
With: Humphrey Howorth 1806–1807, 1808–1818
Sir Manasseh Lopes, Bt 1807–1808
Succeeded by
William Rouse-Boughton
Humphrey Howorth
Preceded by
Sir Harry Burrard-Neale, Bt
John Taylor
Member of Parliament for Lymington
18181820
With: Sir Harry Burrard-Neale, Bt
Succeeded by
Sir Harry Burrard-Neale, Bt
George Finch
Preceded by
Sir Harry Burrard-Neale, Bt
George Finch
Member of Parliament for Lymington
1821 – 1826
With: Sir Harry Burrard-Neale, Bt to 1823
Walter Boyd from 1823
Succeeded by
Walter Boyd
Guy Lenox Prendergast
Preceded by
Pascoe Grenfell
Robert Stanton
Member of Parliament for Penryn
18261830
With: David Barclay
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Lemon
James William Freshfield
Government offices
Preceded by
John Pearse
Governor of the Bank of England
1812 - 1814
Succeeded by
William Mellish