James Creed

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The grave of Sir James Creed, St Alfege Church, Greenwich, London

Sir James Creed (c. 1695-7 February 1762) was an English merchant and politician.

Creed was a merchant of London and a director of the Honourable East India Company.[1] He was in business in the manufacture of white lead, for which he obtained a patent in December 1749.[2] He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in February, 1743.[3]

In 1754 Creed was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Canterbury and held the seat to 1761.[4]

Creed was buried with his wife Dame Mary Creed at St Alfege Church, Greenwich where there is a marble monument to his memory against the outer north wall.[5]


Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Matthew Robinson-Morris
Thomas Best
Member of Parliament for Canterbury
With: Matthew Robinson-Morris
Succeeded by
Richard Milles
Thomas Best