Bamber Gascoyne (the elder)

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Bamber Gascoyne (1725-1791) was a Lord of the Admiralty and is represented in this cartoon as the two-faced man on the right[1]

Bamber Gascoyne of Childwall Hall, Lancashire (1725–1791), was an 18th-century English politician, a member of the House of Commons of Great Britain.

Gascoyne was the son of Sir Crisp Gascoyne and Margaret Bamber. After his education at Felsted, he served as member of Parliament for several constituencies including Maldon (1761–63), Midhurst (1765–68), and Truro (1774–84).[2] From 1779 to 1782 he was a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty in the administration of Lord North.[3]

He married Mary Green, daughter of Isaac Green, a Lancashire lawyer and his wife Mary Aspinwall. He was the father of Bamber Gascoyne (junior) and Isaac Gascoyne.


  1. ^ Bamber Gascoyne portraits at
  2. ^ Namier, Lewis (1964). "Gascoyne, Bamber (1725-91)". In Namier, Lewis; Brooke, John. The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790. London: Haynes. ISBN 9780436304200. 
  3. ^ John Nichols, ed., The Gentleman's magazine, vol. 135 (1824), p. 184
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Bullock
Robert Colebrooke
Member of Parliament for Maldon
1761 – 1763
With: John Bullock
Succeeded by
John Bullock
John Huske
Preceded by
William Hamilton
John Burgoyne
Member of Parliament for Midhurst
1765 – 1768
With: John Burgoyne
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Lord Stavordale
Hon. Charles James Fox
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Simon Luttrell
Hon. Henry Thynne
Member of Parliament for Weobley
With: Simon Luttrell
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Sir William Lynch
John St Leger Douglas
Preceded by
Edward Hugh Boscawen
Hon. George Boscawen
Member of Parliament for Truro
With: George Boscawen 1774–1780
Henry Rosewarne 1780–1783
John Pollexfen Bastard 1783–1784
Sir John St Aubyn, 5th Bt Feb – Apr 1784
Succeeded by
William Macarmick
William Boscawen
Preceded by
Hon. Charles Stuart
Hon. Henry Lawes Luttrell
Member of Parliament for Bossiney
1784 – 1786
With: Hon. Charles Stuart
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Hon. Charles Stuart
Matthew Montagu