Philip Gell (1775–1842)

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Philip Gell
Born 1775
Died 1842
Nationality British
Partner(s) Georgiana

Philip Gell (1775 – 1842) was a British Whig politician.[1] Gell was a quiet M.P. who bought his constituency for £4,000.[1] He was the High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1822.


Gell was the son of another Philip Gell of Hopton Hall. He was educated at Manchester Grammar School. Gell was offered a position as M.P. for Malmesbury which he bought for £4,000.[1] In 1797 he married Georgiana Nicholos. There is no record of any speeches he made whilst serving for either Malmesbury or for Penryn.

In 1822 he was the High Sheriff of Derbyshire.[2] Gell died in 1842 and left his estate to his only living child who was the wife of William Pole Thornhill.


  1. ^ a b c The House of Commons, 1790-1820, Volume 1, R. G. Thorne, p.16, accessed September 2010
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 17788. p. 217. 5 February 1822. Retrieved 2008-10-03.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Ladbroke
Nicholas Ridley-Colborne
Member of Parliament for Malmesbury
With: Sir George Bowyer 1807–1810
Abel Smith 1810–1812
Succeeded by
William Hicks-Beach
Sir Charles Saxton, Bt
Preceded by
Charles Lemon
Henry Swann
Member of Parliament for Penryn
1811 – 1818
With: Henry Swann
Succeeded by
Sir Christopher Hawkins, Bt
Henry Swann
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir George Harpur Crewe
High Sheriff of Derbyshire
Succeeded by
Thomas Bateman (Sheriff)