BOSCAWEN, Hon. George (1712-75), of Charlton Forest, Oxford

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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22 Feb. 1743 - 1761
1761 - 1774

Family and Education

b. 1 Dec. 1712, 4th s. of Hugh, 1st Visct. Falmouth, and bro. of Hon. Edward and Hon. John Boscawen. educ. poss. Eton 1725-8. m. 3 Feb. 1743, Ann, da. of John Morley Trevor of Glynde, Suss., sis. and coh. of John Trevor of Trevalyn, Denb., 2s. 2da.

Offices Held

Ensign 1 Ft. Gds. 1729, lt. and capt. 1738, capt. and lt.-col. 1743, col. 1749; lt. gov. Scilly Isles 1750- d.; col. 29 Ft. 1752-61; maj.-gen. 1758; col. 23 Ft. 1761- d.; lt.-gen. 1760.


Boscawen throughout his parliamentary career supported each successive Administration: his name appears in almost all the majority lists, and his only known Opposition vote was for the repeal of the Cider Act, 10 Feb. 1764.1 His first and last recorded intervention in debate during his 31 years in the House was on 12 Feb. 1770: