MOFFAT, William (1737-1822), of Painshill and Wimbledon, Surr.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1802 - 1806

Family and Education

b. 7 Mar. 1737,1 3rd s. of John Moffat of Lauder, Berwick by 3rd w. Margaret, da. of James Inglis of St. Leonards in Lauderdale, Berwick. m. (1) c.1766, Elizabeth (d. 13 Jan. 1791),2 da. of Lt.-Col. William Bowland, 1s. 2da.; (2) 31 Dec. 1795,3 Elizabeth, da. of Rev. John Harington, rector of Thruxton, Hants, s.p.

Offices Held

Dir. Sun Fire Office.


Moffat’s early life is obscure, but he was a partner in the London banking house of Wickenden, Moffat, Kensington and Boller from its establishment in 1775 at 20 Lombard Street, and by 1786 had become the senior partner. After several changes of name the firm traded under the title of Moffat, Kensingtons and Styan until 1