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Encyclopedia > Edward James Eliot

Edward James Eliot (August 24, 1758September 20, 1797), Member of Parliament, was born in Cornwall, the son of Edward Craggs-Eliot (17271804), politician, created Baron Eliot in 1784. August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... 1758 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... September 20 is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years). ... 1797 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Motto: Onen hag oll (Cornish: One and all) Geography Status Ceremonial and (smaller) Non-metropolitan county Region South West England Population - Total (2004 est. ... Edward Craggs-Eliot was born Edward Eliot in London on July 8, 1727 to Richard Eliot (c. ... Events June 11 - George, Prince of Wales becomes King George II of Great Britain. ... 1804 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1784 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


He went to Pembroke College, Cambridge in 1775, becoming friends with the future Prime Minister, William Pitt, and was awarded MA in 1780. He was elected Member of Parliament for St Germans, Cornwall from 1780 and for Liskeard from 1784. He soon became a Treasury minister from 1782, and was a member of the government of William Pitt from 1783, being appointed King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer in 1785. Full name Pembroke College Motto - Named after Countess of Pembroke, Mary de St Pol Previous names Marie Valence Hall (1347), Pembroke Hall (?), Pembroke College (1856) Established 1347 Sister College(s) Queens College Master Sir Richard Dearlove Location Trumpington Street Undergraduates ~420 Postgraduates 194 Homepage Boatclub Pembroke College is a... 1775 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Sir Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. ... William Pitt could refer to: William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham; Prime Minister of Great Britain 1766-1768; often known as William Pitt the Elder William Pitt the Younger; his son; Prime Minister of Great Britain (1783-1801) and (1804-1806) William Pitt, Comptroller of the Household to King James... 1780 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... St Germans is a town in East Cornwall at Latitude 4:18:35 W Longitude 50:23:42 N. It takes its name from the Priory Church of St Germans, which is adjacent to the Port Eliot estate of the present Earl of St Germans. ... 1780 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Liskeard, an ancient Stannary and market town at the head of the River Looe valley in southeast Cornwall, UK, is the administrative centre of the Caradon District. ... 1784 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The term treasury was first used in classical times to describe the votive buildings erected to house gifts to the gods, such as the Siphnian Treasury in Delphi or the many buildings put up in Olympia, Greece by competing city-states, to impress each other during the Ancient Olympic Games. ... A minister can mean several things: A government minister is a politician who heads a government ministry A minister of religion is a member of the clergy A minister is the rank of diplomat directly below ambassador This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that... 1782 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... William Pitt could refer to: William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham; Prime Minister of Great Britain 1766-1768; often known as William Pitt the Elder William Pitt the Younger; his son; Prime Minister of Great Britain (1783-1801) and (1804-1806) William Pitt, Comptroller of the Household to King James... 1783 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Queens Remembrancer in full wig and tricorn hat The Kings Remembrancer (or Queens Remembrancer when the monarch is female) is an ancient judicial post in the legal system of England and Wales. ... The Exchequer was that part of the government responsible for the management and collection of the royal revenues of the King of England. ... 1785 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


He married Lady Harriot Pitt, the younger daughter of William Pitt the Elder and sister to Prime Minister Wiliam Pitt, in 1785. She died a year later, but was survived by their daughter Harriot Hester. William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (15 November 1708–11 May 1778) was a British statesman who achieved his greatest fame as war minister during the Seven Years War and who was later Prime Minister of Great Britain. ...


After Harriot’s death, Eliot moved to Broomfield, near Clapham, where he came into contact with the Clapham Sect of evangelical reformers, whose cause he espoused. He had met William Wilberforce some three years earlier, when he and Pitt had accompanied him to France, and now he found himself living close to Wilberforce and other leading members of the group dubbed ‘the Saints’. He began to take an active part in their reforming causes, including the abolition of the slave trade, prison reform and poor relief, the Proclamation Society, and Bishop Porteus’ Sunday Observance bill. He was active in lobbying the cause of the Clapham Sect in parliament and acted as a mediator between Wilberforce and Pitt in their campaigns. Clapham is a neighbourhood in the London Borough of Wandsworth, South London. ... The Clapham Sect was an influential group of like-minded social reformers in England at the beginning of the nineteenth century (active c. ... William Wilberforce William Wilberforce (24 August 1759 - 29 July 1833) was an English parliamentarian and leader of the campaign against the slave trade. ... Abolition is the act of formally destroying something through legal means, either by making it illegal, or simply no longer allowing it to exist in any form. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Prison reform is the attempt to improve conditions inside prisons, aiming at a more effective penal system. ... Rt Rev Beilby Porteus, DD, Bishop of London (May 8, 1731 _ May 13, 1809) was a leading evangelical churchman and abolitionist. ... For other uses, see Mediation Mediator is a book series written by Meg Cabot. ...


In 1793, having resigned from the Treasury on health grounds, Eliot was appointed joint commissioner for Indian affairs. He became an investor in the British East India Company stock, and was expected to become governor-general of Bengal. However, he suffered from a recurring chronic stomach disorder which made it impossible for him to take up that office. 1793 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The British East India Company, sometimes referred to as John Company, was a joint-stock company which was granted an English Royal Charter by Elizabeth I on December 31, 1600, with the intent to favour trade privileges in India. ... Bengal, known as Bôngo (Bengali: বঙ্গ), Bangla (বাংলা), Bôngodesh (বঙ্গদেশ), or Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশ) in Bangla, is a region in the northeast of South Asia. ...


Eliot died at Port Eliot, Cornwall on 20 September 1797, and was buried at St Germans on 3 October. He had remained close to Pitt and Wilberforce, who both lamented his passing. His brother John succeeded to the barony and in 1815 was created Earl of St Germans. Port Eliot is the family home of Lord St Germans in the village of St Germans, Saltash, Cornwall. ... September 20 is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years). ... 1797 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... John Eliot, 1st Earl of St Germans (September 30, 1761 – September 17, 1823) was a British politician. ... The Battle of New Orleans 1815 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The title of Earl of St Germans was created in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1815. ...


 
 

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