Charles Garth (1734 - 1784)

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About Charles Garth

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Charles Garth, Member of Parliament, Colonial Agent in pre-revolutionary America was born in about 1734, son of John Garth MP, and Rebecca, daughter of John Brompton and granddaughter of Sir Richard Raynsford, Lord chief justice of the Kings bench.


Education


Merton College Oxford, Inner Temple. Called to the Bar in 1758.


Career

Crown Agent for South Carolina, Georgia, briefly Maryland circa 1763-1775
1764 Succeeded father as MP for Devizes, re-elected 1765, 1768, 1780. His Devizes Home was Brownston House - a grade 1 listed building.
Relinquished seat in November 1780 to become HM Commissioner for Exercise.
Recorder of Devizes

Family

1764; married Fanny, daughter of John Cooper of Cumberwell.
Brother; General Thomas Garth (1744–1829) chief equerry to King George III
Brother; General George Garth (abt 1735-1819) British General in American Revolutionary War, Colonel of the 17th Regiment of Foot
Children: Captain Thomas Garth RN,who married Charlotte Maitland, daughter of General Frederick Maitland.

Charles Garth lived at Brownston House, Devizes, in the 1760s and 1770s. He died in November 1784 while living at Walthamstow.