Joshua Smith (English politician)

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Joshua Smith (1732 – 20 March 1819) was an English politician.

He was born the son of John Smith, a Lambeth merchant and became a timber merchant himself. He lived at Erlestoke Park, near Devizes, Wiltshire.

He became a director of the East India Company in 1771, and was Member of Parliament (MP) for Devizes from 1788 to 1818.

He was married to Sarah, the daughter of Nathaniel Gilbert, judge and member of the legislative council of Antigua, with whom he had four daughters. After his death his Erlestoke seat was sold to George Watson-Taylor.

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Henry Addington and
Sir James Tylney-Long
Member of Parliament for Devizes
with Henry Addington

1788–1800
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Devizes
with Henry Addington, to 1805;
Thomas Grimston Estcourt, from 1805

18011818
Succeeded by
Thomas Grimston Estcourt and
John Pearse