Sir Charles Peers (1661 – January 29, 1737) was a British businessman who became the Chairman of the East India Company in 1714 and Lord Mayor of London in 1715. He had previously served as one of the Sheriffs of the City of London in 1708–1709.
Peers was born to Edmund Peers (d. 1681) and Mary Walden, in 1661, where his family was in the parish of the St. Katherine Creechurch, Aldgate ward, London. He started his career as a salter (trader of salt) and also London partner of William Morley and Company of Málaga, merchants and importers. He later became Common Councilman for Aldgate Ward 1701–8, and Alderman of Tower Ward 1708–37.
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