EVERETT, Joseph Hague (?1776-1853), of Biddesden House, nr. Andover, Hants.
Available from Boydell and Brewer
Family and Education
b. ?1776, 1st s. of Thomas Everett* by w. Martha née Dockson. educ. Wandsworth sch.; St. John’s, Camb. 10 Apr. 1795, aged 18; I. Temple 1795. m. 15 July 1802, Margaret, da. and coh. of ‘the late Major’ Cook,1 6s. 4da. suc. fa. 1810.
Everett became a junior partner in his father’s banking house in Mansion House Street, London in 1801.2 On coming into his inheritance in 1810 he succeeded also to his father’s seat in Parliament, but his conduct was at variance with his father’s. The latter, shortly before he died, had supported Perceval’s ministry on the address and the Scheldt question, January 1810. Everett proceeded to vote with the opposition majority on Lord Chatham’s conduct, 5 Mar., and in their minority on the Scheldt resolutions, 30 Mar. The Whigs were hopeful of him. On 5 Apr. he voted against Burdett’s imprisonment, but he was in the ministerial majority against the release of the radical Gale Jones on 16 Apr. No speech and no further vote of his is known and it is open to question whether the Whigs were right in supposing him one of their absent supporters in the Regency debates in January 1811. In April 1811 he disposed of his seat to Lord Headley, a supporter of administration, for the rest of that Parliament. He was again returned in 1812, but at the meeting of Parliament again disposed of his seat and did not subsequently seek re-election. He lost his moiety of Ludgershall when it was disfranchised in 1832. Everett died 7 May 1853.