Sir John Duntze, 1st Baronet

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Sir John Duntze, 1st Baronet (c. 1735 – 5 February 1795) was an English merchant, banker and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1768 to 1795.

Duntze was the son of John Duntze merchant of Exeter and his wife Elizabeth Hawker, daughter of James Hawker or Hawkes of Luppitt, Devon. He was clothier and general merchant at Exeter. He married Frances Lewis, daughter of Samuel Lewis in or before 1765. In 1776 he founded a bank in London with John Halliday and William Mackworth Praed.[1]

Duntze served as Member of Parliament for Tiverton from 1768 until his death in 1795. He was created baronet in 1774.[1]


  1. ^ a b "DUNTZE, John (c.1735-95), of Rockbeare, nr. Exeter, Devon". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Nathaniel Ryder
Charles Gore
Member of Parliament for Tiverton
With: Nathaniel Ryder to 1776
John Eardley Wilmot 1776–84
Hon. Dudley Ryder from 1784
Succeeded by
Hon. Dudley Ryder
Richard Ryder
Baronetage of Great Britain
New creation Baronet
(of Tiverton)
Succeeded by
John Duntze