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Rt Hon George Rose

Male 1744 - 1818  (73 years)


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  • Name George Rose 
    Prefix Rt Hon 
    Born 17 Jun 1744  Brechin, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Jan 1818 
    Person ID I161068  My Genealogy

    Father Rev David (of Lethnet) Rose,   b. Abt 1720,   d. Sep 1758  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Mother Margaret Rose,   b. Abt 1720,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F10758  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Theodora Duer,   b. Bef 1771,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Sir Rt Hon George Henry Rose,   b. 1771,   d. 17 Jun 1855  (Age 84 years)
     2. William Stewart Rose,   b. 1775,   d. 1843  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F10749  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Sir George Rose (17 June 1744 – 13 January 1818) was a British politician.
      Born in Brechin, Scotland, Rose was the son of the Reverend David Rose of Lethnet, by Margaret, daughter of Donald Rose of Wester Clune. He was educated at Westminster School, afterwards entering the Royal Navy, a service which he left in 1762 after he had taken part in some fighting in the West Indies. He then obtained a position in the Civil Service, becoming joint Keeper of the Records in 1772 and secretary to the Board of Taxes in 1777. In 1782 he gave up the latter appointment to become one of the secretaries to the treasury under Lord Shelburne, though he did not enter Parliament.
      He left office with his colleagues in April 1783, but in the following December he returned to his former position at the treasury in Pitt's ministry, being henceforward one of this minister's most steadfast supporters. He entered parliament as Member for Launceston early in 1784, and his fidelity and friendship were rewarded by Pitt, who gave him a lucrative post in the court of exchequer; in 1788 he became Clerk of the Parliaments. In 1801 Rose left office with Pitt, but returned with him to power in 1804, when he was made vice-president of the committee on trade and joint Paymaster-General.
      He resigned these offices a few days after Pitt's death in 1806, but he served as vice-president of the committee on trade and Treasurer of the Navy under the Duke of Portland and Spencer Perceval from 1807 to 1812. He was again Treasurer of the Navy under Lord Liverpool, and he was still MP for Christchurch, a seat which he had held since 1790, when he died at Cuffnells, in Hampshire.
      Rose was an able and conscientious public servant, although he and his two sons drew a large amount of money from sinecures, a fact referred to by William Cobbett in his "A New Year's Gift to old George Rose." Rose wrote several books on economic subjects, and his Diaries and Correspondence, edited by the Rev. L. V. Harcourt, was published in 1860.
    • (Research):Sir George Rose (17 June 1744 – 13 January 1818) was a British politician.
      Born in Brechin, Scotland, Rose was the son of the Reverend David Rose of Lethnet, by Margaret, daughter of Donald Rose of Wester Clune. He was educated at Westminster School, afterwards entering the Royal Navy, a service which he left in 1762 after he had taken part in some fighting in the West Indies. He then obtained a position in the Civil Service, becoming joint Keeper of the Records in 1772 and secretary to the Board of Taxes in 1777. In 1782 he gave up the latter appointment to become one of the secretaries to the treasury under Lord Shelburne, though he did not enter Parliament.
      He left office with his colleagues in April 1783, but in the following December he returned to his former position at the treasury in Pitt's ministry, being henceforward one of this minister's most steadfast supporters. He entered parliament as Member for Launceston early in 1784, and his fidelity and friendship were rewarded by Pitt, who gave him a lucrative post in the court of exchequer; in 1788 he became Clerk of the Parliaments. In 1801 Rose left office with Pitt, but returned with him to power in 1804, when he was made vice-president of the committee on trade and joint Paymaster-General.
      He resigned these offices a few days after Pitt's death in 1806, but he served as vice-president of the committee on trade and Treasurer of the Navy under the Duke of Portland and Spencer Perceval from 1807 to 1812. He was again Treasurer of the Navy under Lord Liverpool, and he was still MP for Christchurch, a seat which he had held since 1790, when he died at Cuffnells, in Hampshire.
      Rose was an able and conscientious public servant, although he and his two sons drew a large amount of money from sinecures, a fact referred to by William Cobbett in his "A New Year's Gift to old George Rose." Rose wrote several books on economic subjects, and his Diaries and Correspondence, edited by the Rev. L. V. Harcourt, was published in 1860.
      His elder son, Sir George Henry Rose (1771– 1855), was in parliament from 1794 to 1813, and again from 1818 to 1844, and in the meantime he was British minister at Munich, at Berlin, and at Washington; in 1818 he succeeded his father as clerk of the parliaments. He was the father of Baron Strathnairn. The second son was the poet William Stewart Rose.