William Joseph Denison

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William Joseph Denison (May 1770 – 2 August 1849) was an English banker and politician.

William Joseph Denison


He was born in Princes Street, Lothbury, the only son of Joseph Denison (1726?–1806), who had gone to London from the west of Yorkshire at an early age and amassed a fortune.

William was successful in, and became senior partner of, Denison, Heywood, & Kennard, bankers, in Lombard Street. He sat in Parliament as a Whig for Camelford 1796–1802, was elected for Kingston upon Hull in 1806, and was the member for Surrey from 1818 until 1832, and then West Surrey until his death.[1]

He inherited estates in Surrey (Denbies) and Yorkshire (Seamer) on the death of his father in 1806. During his lifetime Denison increased his father's large fortune and added to the Denbies estate.

His death took place in Pall Mall, London on 2 August 1849. Worth an estimated £2,300,000, he died unmarried, and left virtually all of his wealth to his nephew Lord Albert Conyngham, on condition that he took the name Denison.[2]


  1. ^ "DENISON, William Joseph (1770-1849), of Denbies, nr. Dorking, Surr". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  2. ^ Stephen, Leslie, ed. (1888). "Denison, William Joseph" . Dictionary of National Biography. 14. London: Smith, Elder & Co.

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 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainStephen, Leslie, ed. (1888). "Denison, William Joseph". Dictionary of National Biography. 14. London: Smith, Elder & Co.