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Peter Burrell's memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Cuckfield, West Sussex, England.

Peter Burrell MPAge: 6416921756

Name
Peter Burrell MP
Surname
Burrell
Given names
Peter
Name suffix
MP
Birth 1692 42 31
Address: Langley Park, Beckenham, Kent, England.
Birth of a sisterFrances Burrell
1694 (Age 2)
Birth of a sisterAnne Burrell
1696 (Age 4)
Birth of a sisterIsabella Burrell
1696 (Age 4)
Death of a maternal grandmotherIsabella Burdett
1696 (Age 4)

Birth of a brotherSir Merrik Burrell 1st Bt. of West Grinstead Park (1766), MP
3 April 1699 (Age 7)
Address: Langley Park, Beckenham, Kent, England.
Education
Merchant Taylor's School.
1704 (Age 12)
Death of a fatherPeter Burrell
13 September 1718 (Age 26)
Address: Langley Park, Beckenham, Kent, England.
Occupation
Sherriff of Kent.
1721 (Age 29)
Occupation
Mp for Haslemere.
1722 (Age 30)
MarriageAmy RaymondView family
14 August 1723 (Age 31)
Birth of a son
#1
Peter Burrell MP, MA, FRS
1724 (Age 32)
Address: Langley Park, Beckenham, Kent, England.
Death of a motherIsabella Merrik
15 February 1724 (Age 32)
Occupation
Director.
1724 (Age 32)

Corporation: The South Sea Company.
Birth of a son
#2
Raymond Burrell
1726 (Age 34)
Occupation
Director.
1726 (Age 34)

Corporation: Royal Exchange Assurance Company.
Birth of a son
#3
Sir William Burrell 2nd Bt. of Valentines (1789), MP
10 October 1732 (Age 40)
Baptism of a sonSir William Burrell 2nd Bt. of Valentines (1789), MP
24 October 1732 (Age 40)
Birth of a son
#4
John Burrell
1739 (Age 47)
Marriage of a childPeter Burrell MP, MA, FRSElizabeth LewisView family
1748 (Age 56)
Occupation
MP for Dover.
1755 (Age 63)
Occupation
Sub-Governor (the Governor being the reigning monarch).
between 1736 and 1756 (Age 44)

Corporation: The South Sea Company.
Note: The Governor of The South Sea Company at the time Peter became Sub-Governor was the King of Great Britain and Ireland, Elector of Hanover (1727-1760), George II von Hannover.
Death 16 April 1756 (Age 64)
Family with parents - View family
father
mother
 
Marriage: 1687England
6 years
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
1 year
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
Family with Amy Raymond - View family
wife
 
Marriage: 14 August 1723England
17 months
son
3 years
son
7 years
son
7 years
son
daughter
daughter

Occupation
The Governor of The South Sea Company at the time Peter became Sub-Governor was the King of Great Britain and Ireland, Elector of Hanover (1727-1760), George II von Hannover.
Note
Founded in 1561 by members of the Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors, Merchant Taylors' School (MTS) is one of the original nine English public schools. The site of the original school was a manor house called the Manor of the Rose in the parish of St. Lawrence Pountney, in the City of London. It was moved to Charterhouse Square in 1875 and moved again in 1933, to Sandy Lodge in the north London suburb of Northwood. Peter inherited the Kent and Sussex lands, and portugese business (Burrell and Bristow, the largest English firm in Lisbon) from his father. By 1723 and with other purchases, the estate in Kent consisted of around 589 acres and was within ten miles of the City of London. In 1723, he bought back the family lands (over 1000 acres) that had passed to Jane Short. Whilst enjoying a successful term as Sub-Governor of The South Sea Company (1736-1756), Burrell and Bristow, the family firm, suffered losses from which it never recovered after an earthquake in 1755. Peter's heir, Sir William Burrell, implied that the consequence of the earthquake hastened his demise. Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford and cousin of Lord Nelson, referred to him as 'a broken merchant'. Formed in 1711 and granted exclusive trading rights in Spanish South America, The South Sea Company did not undertake a trading voyage until 1717. Although stocks were traded for £1000, the company made little actual profit. Panic selling ensued and the stocks were reduced to nothing by the later half of 1720. The economic bubble that occurred through overheated speculation in the South Sea Company's shares led to the name “South Sea Bubble”. The business, after being restructured, continued to trade until 1850. Written on the memorial at Holy Trinity Church: Sacred to the memory of Peter Burrell of Beckenham in Kent Esq., who died 16/04/1756 and was there buried. He married Amy, elder daughter of Hugh Raymond of Saling Hall in Essex, and Langley in Kent Esq. By whom he had 4 sons and 2 daughters. Peter and William survived him. Amelia married Tobias Frere Esq., died without issue. Raymond, Isabella and John died young. He was eldest son of Peter Burrell (9th son of Walter Burrell of Holmstead) by Isabella, 2nd daughter of John Merrik Esq., of Stubbers in North Ockenden, Essex. By whom he had also Sir Merrik Burrell of West Grinstead Place in this county Bt. Frances married Richard Wyatt of Egham in Surrey. Isabella married Thomas Dallison of Hamtons in Kent. Ann married Richard Acland of Devonshire. Four sons and one daughter died infants. He died 13/09/1718 aged 69 and was buried at Beckenham, where he settled 1684. A handsome monument of veined marble, with a medallion, can be seen in the north aisle of St. George's Church, Beckenham, Kent.
Media objectPeter Burrell's memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Cuckfield, West Sussex, England.Peter Burrell's memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Cuckfield, West Sussex, England.
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Note: Sacred to the memory of Peter Burrell of Beckenham in Kent Esq., who died 16/04/1756 and was there b…
Media objectSt. George's Church, Beckenham, Kent, England.St. George's Church, Beckenham, Kent, England.
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Note: A monument (with a medallion) to Sir Charles Raymond can be seen on the south wall at St. George's Church in Beckenham, Kent.
Media objectWilliam Hogarth's depiction of the South Sea Bubble - by Edward Matthew Ward. The painting can be seen at the Tate Gallery.William Hogarth's depiction of the South Sea Bubble - by Edward Matthew Ward. The painting can be seen at the Tate Gallery.
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Media objectHoly Trinity Church, Cuckfield, West Sussex, England.Holy Trinity Church, Cuckfield, West Sussex, England.
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