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Sir Charles Cockerell, 1st Bt (1755-1837), Banker

Sitter in 4 portraits
In 1776, Cockerell travelled to India to work in the Civil Service, where he remained until 1801. His most important role in India was as postmaster general, a post he held from 1784 until 1792. He returned to Britain in 1801 and became a partner in the London bank of Paxton, Cockerell and Trail. He was elected to Parliament as an MP in 1802, where, with a short break, he remained for the rest of his life. He was in favour of reform but voted against Catholic emancipation. Cockerell was created a baronet in 1809.

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The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1820-1823
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 999


The House of Commons, 1833

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1833-1843
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 54


Sir Charles Cockerell, 1st Bt

by Henry Bone, after Andrew Plimer
pen and ink, September 1809
NPG D17640


Sir Charles Cockerell, 1st Bt

after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 19th century
NPG D8379

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