Sir Charles Flower, 1st Baronet

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Sir Charles Flower, 1st Baronet (1763–1834) was a merchant who served as Lord Mayor of London in 1808. [1] 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. [2] [3] 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. [4] [5]

Flower was appointed an alderman in the City of London's Cornhill ward in 1801. [1] He had previously been elected one of the Sheriffs of the City of London in 1799. [6]

Flower was a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters. [7] Flower's daughter, Anne Mary, became a noted horticulturist in Canada. [8]

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  2. Janet MacDonald (2010). The British Navy's Victualling Board, 1793-1815: Management Competence and Incompetence. Boydell & Brewer. pp. 35–. ISBN   978-1-84383-553-0.
  3. The National register. 1808. pp. 731–.
  4. "No. 16311". The London Gazette . 4 November 1809. p. 1721.
  5. Norfolk Lists from the Reformation to the Present Time. Matchett, Stevenson, and Matchett. 1837. pp.  11–.
  6. Henry Thomas (1830). The Ancient Remains, Antiquities, and Recent Improvements, of the City of London. Sears. pp. 91–.
  7. The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, Arts, Sciences, and Literature, for the Year ... G. Robinson. 1808. pp. 1–.
  8. Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie; Joy Dorothy Harvey (2000). The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science: L-Z. Taylor & Francis. pp. 1004–. ISBN   978-0-415-92040-7.
Civic offices
Preceded by Lord Mayor of London
Succeeded by
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Lobb and Woodford)
Succeeded by