Josias Du Pré Porcher

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Josias Du Pré Porcher (c1761 – 4 May 1820)[1] was an English politician.


Porcher joined the British East India Company in 1778, serving in Madras until he retired in 1800. He was Mayor of Madras on 1791–2.[2]

He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Bodmin from 1802 to 1806, for Bletchingley from 1806 to 1807, for Dundalk in 1807, and for Old Sarum from 1807 to 1818.[2]


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "O" [self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ a b Thorne, R. G. (1986). R. Thorne, ed. "PORCHER, Josias Du Pré (?1761-1820), of Hillingdon House, Mdx. and Winslade House, Devon". The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820. Boydell and Brewer. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir John Morshead, Bt
Charles Shaw-Lefevre
Member of Parliament for Bodmin
1802 – 1806
With: John Sargent to August 1806
James Topping August–November 1806
Succeeded by
Davies Giddy
William Wingfield
Preceded by
Nicholas Ridley-Colborne
Sir John Benn Walsh, Bt
Member of Parliament for Bletchingley
1806 – 1807
With: William Kenrick
Succeeded by
William Kenrick
John Alexander Bannerman
Preceded by
John Metge
Member of Parliament for Dundalk
Succeeded by
Patrick Crawford Bruce
Preceded by
The Lord Blayney
Nicholas Vansittart
Member of Parliament for Old Sarum
With: Nicholas Vansittart to 1812
James Alexander from 1812
Succeeded by
James Alexander
Arthur Johnston Crawford