William Baker (British politician)
He was the son of John Baker, a London draper. He became an Alderman of London in 1739 and a director of the East India Company in 1741-5, 1746-50 and 1751-53. He was also deputy chairman (1749, 1751-52), chairman (1749-50, 1752-53), Deputy Governor (1750-60) and the 11th Governor (1760-70) of the Hudson’s Bay Company. He was knighted in 1760.
He was MP for Plympton Erle from 1747 to 1768.
He died in 1770. He had married Mary, the daughter of Jacob Tonson, publisher, and with her had 6 sons and a daughter.
- "BAKER, William (1705-70), of Winchester St., London, and Bayfordbury, Herts.". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
- "Sandy Lunan, Hudson's Bay Co. Factor, baking his own bread, Baker Lake, Northwest Territories, 1946". Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 2008-03-17.
- Baker Lake history
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George Hele Treby 1761–1763
Paul Henry Ourry 1763–1768
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