Edward Stephenson (colonial administrator)

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Edward Stephenson (c. 1691 – 7 September 1768)[1] was an administrator of the English East India Company. He served as President of Bengal in the mid eighteenth century.[2] He was born in Keswick, Cumberland, in the north west of England.[1] After his service in India he retired to his native town, where his land holdings included two fields between Keswick and Portinscale named the Howrahs, a title thought to commemorate his place of residence in India, Howrah, near Calcutta. His other properties included Governor's House in Lake Road, Keswick.[1] He died there at the age of 77.[1]



  • Kaye, J W (1966). "Governor's House, Keswick". Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, New Series, Volume 66. Kendal: CWAAS. OCLC 784560247. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Henry Frankland
President of Bengal
17 September 1728 – 18 September 1728
Succeeded by
John Deane