DU CANE, Richard (1681-1744), of St. Pancras, Soper Lane, London, and Coggeshall, Essex.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1715 - 1722

Family and Education

b. 13 Oct. 1681, o.s. of Peter Du Cane by Jane, da. of Richard Booth, London merchant. m. 17 Aug. 1710, Anne, da. and h. of Nehemiah Lyde of Coggeshall, 2s. 1da. suc. fa. 1714.1

Offices Held

Director, Bank of England (with statutory intervals) 1710-30; gov. Christ’s and Guy’s Hospitals.


Of Flemish extraction, Du Cane belonged to an eminent family of Huguenot merchants in the city of London. He acquired by marriage substantial property near Colchester, where he was successful as a Whig in 1715. He voted for the septennial bill in 1716 and for the repeal of the Occasional Conformity and Schism Acts, but against the peerage bill in 1719, did not stand again, and died 3 Oct. 1744.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. E. G. Du Cane, Fam. of Du Quesne, 20-21.