John Angerstein (MP)

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John Angerstein
Born 1774
Died 8 April 1858 (1858-04-09)
Nationality English
For his father, the Chairman of Lloyd's of London and art collector, see John Julius Angerstein.

John Angerstein (c. 1774 – 8 April 1858) was an English Whig politician from Blackheath, London.[1] [2]

He was the only son of John Julius Angerstein, who had moved to London from Russia and made his fortune as a Lloyds underwriter.

John jnr was elected at the 1796 general election as a Member of Parliament (MP) for borough of Camelford in Cornwall, holding the seat until the 1802 general election, when he left Parliament.[3] [4]

He was one of the three people nominated in November 1829 to be the High Sheriff of Kent for 1830-31,[5] but the King pricked Edward Rice instead.[6] He was nevertheless appointed High Sheriff of Norfolk for 1831-32,[7] when he lived at Weeting Hall.[8]

He was re-elected to Parliament at the 1835 general election as an MP for Greenwich,[2] having previously contested the seat unsuccessfully in 1832.[9] He decided not to defend the seat at the 1837 general election,[9] choosing instead to stand for Eastern Surrey. He failed to win that seat however.[10]

He died in 1858. He had married Amelia, the daughter of William Lock of Norbury Park, Surrey, with whom he had 3 sons and 2 daughters.


  1. ^ Stooks Smith, Henry (1973) [1844-1850]. Craig, F. W. S., ed. The Parliaments of England (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 164. ISBN 0-900178-13-2. 
  2. ^ a b "no. 19235". The London Gazette. 3 February 1835. p. 193. Retrieved 29 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Stooks Smith, page 382
  4. ^ "ANGERSTEIN, John (?1774-1858), of Woodlands, Kent.". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 11 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "no. 18628". The London Gazette. 13 November 1829. p. 2086. Retrieved 29 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "no. 18652". The London Gazette. 2 February 1830. pp. 257–258. Retrieved 29 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "no. 18772". The London Gazette. 1 February 1831. pp. 194–195. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  8. ^ The Angerstein Dynasty: Owners of Weeting Hall 1808 - 1901 Retrieved 2016-11-05.
  9. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 9. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  10. ^ Craig, page 465

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Lord William Bentinck
William Smith
Member of Parliament for Camelford
With: William Joseph Denison
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Camelford
With: William Joseph Denison
Succeeded by
Robert Adair
John Fonblanque
Preceded by
James Dundas
Edward George Barnard
Member of Parliament for Greenwich
With: Edward George Barnard
Succeeded by
Edward George Barnard
Matthias Wolverley Attwood
Honorary titles
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Hon. George Milles
High Sheriff of Norfolk
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William Lyde Wiggett Chute