Born in 1787
Died in 1845
Born 1787. Died 1845 - English shipowner.
Took over family business in 1816 and it became largest in England. Chartered vessels to the government for the transport of convicts, troops and stores to Australasia. Invested in colonial companies becoming Governor of New Zealand in 1840. Entered British Parliament in 1844.
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