Sir Charles Flower, 1st Baronet (1763–1834) was a merchant who served as Lord Mayor of London in 1808.Flower traded in salt meat, butter and cheese, and was described as having acquired "an ample fortune" by the time of his ascendency to the mayoralty. He was created a baronet, of the Flower baronets, of Lobb in the County of Oxford and of Woodford in the County of Essex , on 1 December 1809.
Flower was appointed an alderman in the City of London's Cornhill ward in 1801.He had previously been elected one of the Sheriffs of the City of London in 1799.
Flower was a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters.Flower's daughter, Anne Mary, became a noted horticulturist in Canada.
Sir Joseph Banks, 1st Baronet, was an English naturalist, botanist, and patron of the natural sciences.
Arthur Young was an English agriculturist. Not himself successful as a farmer, he built on connections and activities as a publicist a substantial reputation as an expert on agricultural improvement. After the French Revolution of 1789, his views on its politics carried weight as an informed observer, and he became an important opponent of British reformers. Young is considered a major English writer on agriculture, although he is best known as a social and political observer. Also read widely were his Tour in Ireland (1780) and Travels in France (1792).
Earl Grey is a title in the peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1806 for General Charles Grey, 1st Baron Grey. In 1801, he was given the title Baron Grey of Howick in the County of Northumberland, and in 1806 he was created Viscount Howick in the County of Northumberland, at the same time as he was given the earldom. A member of the prominent Grey family of Northumberland, Earl Grey was the third son of Sir Henry Grey, 1st Baronet of Howick.
General Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill, was a British Army officer who served in the Napoleonic Wars as a brigade, division and corps commander. He became Commander-in-Chief of the British Army in 1828.
John Cam Hobhouse, 1st Baron Broughton,, known as Sir John Hobhouse, Bt, from 1831 to 1851, was an English politician and diarist.
During the Napoleonic Wars, the Anglo-Russian War was the phase of hostilities between Great Britain and Russia after the latter signed the Treaty of Tilsit that ended its war with France. Anglo-Russian hostilities were limited primarily to minor naval actions in the Baltic Sea and Barents Sea.
Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, 10th Baronet was a British politician and baronet.
Thomson Joseph Skinner was an American politician from Williamstown, Massachusetts. In addition to service as a militia officer during the American Revolution, he served as a county judge and sheriff, member of both houses of the Massachusetts legislature, U.S. Marshal, and member of the United States House of Representatives. He served for two years as Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts, and after his death an audit showed his accounts to be deficient for more than the value of his estate, which led to those who had posted bonds on his behalf having to pay the debt.
Alexander Crombie FRS (1760–1840) was a Scottish Presbyterian minister, schoolmaster and philosopher.
Sir Richard Biddulph Martin, 1st Baronet was an English banker and Liberal Party politician.
The Ville de Varsovie was a Bucentaure-class 80-gun ship of the line of the French Navy, designed by Chaumont from original plans by Sané.
The Flower Baronetcy, of Lobb in the County of Oxford and of Woodford in the County of Essex, was a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 1 December 1809 for Charles Flower, Lord Mayor of London from 1808 to 1809. The title became extinct on the death of the second Baronet in 1850.
James Sillett was an English still life and landscape artist. He showed himself to be one of the most versatile of the Norwich School of painters: although the great majority of his works were still lifes and landscapes, he was also a drawing master and a miniaturist. His botanical paintings illustrations have been praised for their accuracy and attention to detail. These and his still life paintings are considered to be his best work, with some experts ranking him with William Jackson Hooker, whose illustrations were both accurate and charming. Sillett's own accurate depictions of plants were often used for book illustrations. His paintings often have an academic style, influenced by the masters of the eighteenth century in a way that set him apart from his Norwich contemporaries. He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1796 and 1837.
HMS Fleur de la Mer was the French privateer Gipsey, captured in 1806. The British Royal Navy bought her in 1807 and she served until she foundered in 1810.
James Thomson was an English industrial chemist who made a career and large reputation in calico printing. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1821.
HMS Adonis was the name vessel of her class of schooners of the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic War. She was built at Bermuda using Bermudan cedar and completed in 1806. She had a relatively uneventful career, primarily on the Newfoundland station, before the Admiralty sold her in 1814. She then became the mercantile Adonis and sailed to Africa and the Indian Ocean until she was wrecked in June 1835 on the Maldive Islands.
Lord Melville was launched at Quebec in 1807. She was re-registered at London on 4 March 1808. She entered Lloyd's Register (LR) in 1808.
The 1809 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was held on April 3, 1809.
The 1809 Connecticut gubernatorial election took place on April 10, 1809.