John Sargent (1750–1831)

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John Sargent (1750 – 9 September 1831) was a British Member of Parliament and administrator.

He was born a younger son of John Sargent, MP of Halstead Place, Kent and educated at Eton College (1760–67) and St. John’s College, Cambridge (1767) before studying law at Lincoln's Inn from 1770.[1]

He held a wide variety of offices: Director of the Bank of England (1778–79), Gentleman of the Privy Chamber (1784), member of the Board of Agriculture (1803), Clerk of the Ordnance (1793–1802), joint Secretary to the Treasury (1802–1804) and a Commissioner of Audit (1806–21).[1]

He also served as Member of Parliament for Seaford from 1790 to 1793, for Queenborough from 1794 to 1802 and for Bodmin from 1802 to 1806.[1]

In 1778 he married Charlotte, the daughter and heiress of Richard Bettsworth of Petworth, Sussex, with whom he had 6 sons and 4 daughters,[1] including John Sargent, the clergyman and biographer.

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  1. ^ a b c d Thorne, R. G. (1986). "SARGENT, John (1750-1831), of Woolavington, Suss.". In Thorne, R. G. (ed.). The House of Commons 1790-1820. The History of Parliament Trust.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Member of Parliament for Seaford
1790–1793
With: Richard Paul Jodrell 1790–1792
John Tarleton 1792–1793
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Member of Parliament for Queenborough
1794–1801
With: Richard Hopkins 1794–1796
Evan Nepean 1796–1801
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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
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Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Queenborough
1801–1802
With: Evan Nepean
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Member of Parliament for Bodmin
1802–1806
With: Josias Du Pré Porcher
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Clerk of the Ordnance
1793–1802
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Junior Secretary to the Treasury
1802–1804
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