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William Stanley Roscoe


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Born: 1782 and died 1843
Son of : William Roscoe (1753-1831)
Brother of:
1. Edward Roscoe, born August 30th 1785.  Married Margaret, daughter of John Lace Esq of Liverpool. 
2. James Roscoe, born June 1787, died 1829.  Married a Miss McGibbon. 
William married: Hannah Eliza Roscoe (nee Caldwell, 1785-1854) 10 September 1818 in St James, Audley.  Hannah was the daughter of  James Caldwell and Elizabeth Caldwell (nee Stamford). 
William and Hannah had issue:
1. Elizabeth Jane Roscoe (1820-1846).
2. Anna Mary Hutton (nee Roscoe) (1821-1852) who married Richard Hutton.
3. William Caldwell Roscoe (1823-1859) who married Emily Sophia Malin .
4. Arthur Roscoe (1825-after 1903).
5. Thomas Stamford Roscoe (1826-1910).
6. Francis James Roscoe (1830-1878) who married Anna Letitia Le Breton (1835-1922).

William Stanley Roscoe is mentioned in the Dictionary of National Biography (Vol. XVII, page 225) as follows:
WILLIAM STANLEY ROSCOE (1782-1843), the eldest son of William Roscoe, was educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and became a partner in his father's bank. In his later years he was serjeant-at-mace to the court of passage at Liverpool. He was well acquainted with Italian literature, and in 1844 published a volume of 'Poems' (London, 8vo), which was eulogised in 'Blackwood's Magazine' (February 1835, pp.153-60), though the verse is for the most part commonplace in subject and treatment. He died at Liverpool on 31 Oct. 1843 (Gent. Mag. 1844, i. 96). He was the father of William Caldwell Roscoe [q. v.]

His father was William Roscoe (1753-1831) who was a banker and at one time was MP for Liverpool.  He was also a book collector and the author of "The Life of Lorenzo de Medici" and many other works.  His biography "The life and Age of William Roscoe" was published in 1953 by George Chandler.  William is also mentioned in the Dictionary of National Biography.

I understand that more information about the history of the Roscoe family can be found in the book "Roscoeana" which was privately printed in 1905.


William's father William Roscoe

William and his mother Jane Roscoe (Walker Art Gallery)

William and his brothers (Walker Art Gallery)


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