William Barwell

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William Barwell
Born 1705
Died 1769
Occupation Colonial Administrator
Known for President of Bengal

William Barwell (1705-1769) was an administrator of the English East India Company.

He served as President of Bengal from 1748 to 1749.[1] He was a director of the East India Company between 1758 and 1766.[2]

He was appointed High Sheriff of Surrey for 1768.

He married three times;firstly Elizabeth Eyre, secondly Mary Anne Atkinson and thirdly Elizabeth Pierce. His second son by his third wife was Richard Barwell, born in Calcutta, who became a very rich nabob and MP.

Political offices
Preceded by
John Forster
President of Bengal
18 April 1748 – 17 June 1749
Succeeded by
Adam Dawson


  1. ^ Provinces of British India - World Statesmen
  2. ^ C.H. & D. Philips, 'Alphabetical List of Directors of the East India Company from 1758 to 1858', in Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society October 1941