Josiah Diston

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Josiah Diston (1667–1737), of Bakewell Hall, Basinghall Street, London and Woodcote Grove, Epsom, Surrey, was an English politician. Diston was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England and Parliament of Great Britain for Devizes, 11 December 1706 – 1710 and 1715 to 1722.[1]

Diston also served as a Director of the Bank of England (1701–1721), as its Deputy Governor (1721–1723);[2] and as a sometime Director of the new East India Company (1706–1708 and 1711). He constructed a house, Mount Diston (now Woodcote Grove), where he lived for approximately 15 years.[3]


  1. ^ Cruickshanks, Eveline; Handley, Stuart; Hayton, D. W., eds. (1 January 2002). The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0521772211. 
  2. ^ "Deputy Governors of the Bank of England" (PDF). Bank of England. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Mount Diston or Garlands later Woodcote Grove". Epsom and Ewell History Explorer. c. 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2014.