Peter Thellusson, 1st Baron Rendlesham

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Peter Isaac Thellusson, 1st Baron Rendlesham (13 October 1761 – 16 September 1808), was a British merchant, banker and politician.

Thelluson was the eldest son of Peter Thellusson, a wealthy London merchant who had emigrated to Britain from France in 1760, and his wife Ann, daughter of Matthew Woodford. After Thellusson senior's death his considerable estate was embroiled in the Thellusson will case.

Peter Isaac was educated at Harrow School and took over the thriving family business from his father. Like his father he also became a director of the Bank of England (1787–1806).

He sat as Member of Parliament for Midhurst from 1795 to 1796, for Malmesbury from 1796 to 1802, for Castle Rising from 1802 to 1806 and for Bossiney from 1807 to 1808. In 1806 he was raised to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Rendlesham, of Rendlesham in Suffolk. [1]

Rendlesham Hall, 1818 Neale(1818) p4.130 - Rendlesham Hall, Suffolk.jpg
Rendlesham Hall, 1818

Lord Rendlesham, who lived at Rendlesham Hall, died in September 1808, aged only 46. He had married Elizabeth Eleanor, the daughter of John Cornwall, a Russia merchant of Hendon, Middlesex, and was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son John.

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  1. "No. 15889". The London Gazette . 11 February 1806. p. 193.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Midhurst
With: Percy Charles Wyndham
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Malmesbury
With: Samuel Smith 1796
Philip Metcalfe 1796–1800
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Malmesbury
With: Philip Metcalfe
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Castle Rising
With: Charles Bagot-Chester
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Bossiney
With: James Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie
Succeeded by
Peerage of Ireland
New creation Baron Rendlesham
Succeeded by