George Henry Rose
Sir George Henry Rose GCH (1771 – 17 June 1855) was a British politician and diplomat.
George Henry Rose was the eldest son of George Rose. He was educated at St John's College, Cambridge. He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Southampton from 1794 to 1813 and for Christchurch from 1818 to 1832 and 1837–44, Clerk of the Parliaments from 1818 to 1855 and sometime Envoy Extraordinary to Munich and Berlin, and to the United States in 1807–1808 in the wake of the Chesapeake-Leopard Affair. This last mission was an utter failure owing to the harsh and inflexible instructions he received from George Canning.
In 1796 he married Frances Duncombe, daughter of Thomas Duncombe of Duncombe Park, Yorkshire. She was one of the wealthiest young women in the country. Their eldest son was Hugh Rose, 1st Baron Strathnairn.
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