See also:lord mayor of
See also:London, belonged to an old
See also:family and was educated at Christ's
See also:College, Cambridge, afterwards becoming a
See also:merchant in London . His trading ventures were very successful; he was one of the promoters of the new East India
See also:company and he emerged victorious from a contest between himself and the old East India company in 1693; he was also one of the founders and first
See also:directors of the
See also:bank of England . In 1702 he became an
See also:alderman of the city of London and was knighted; he served as lord mayor in 1711, being the last lord mayor to ride on
See also:horse-back in his procession . In 1700 Heathcote was sent to parliament as member for the city of London, but he was soon expelled for his
See also:share in the circulation of some
See also:exchequer bills; however, he was again elected for the city later in the same
See also:year, and he retained his seat until 1710 . In 1714 he was member for
See also:Helston, in 1722 for New
See also:Lymington, and in 1727 for St Germans . He was a consistent Whig, and was made a
See also:baronet eight days before his
See also:death . Although extremely
See also:rich, Heathcote's meanness is referred to by
See also:Pope; and it was this trait that accounts largely for his unpopularity with the
See also:lower classes . He died in London on the 25th of
See also:January 1733 and was buried at
See also:Rutland, a residence which he had
See also:purchased from the Mackworths . A descendant,
See also:John Heathcote,
See also:Bart . (1795-1867), was created Baron Aveland in 1856; and his son Gilbert
See also:Henry, who in 1888 inherited from his
See also:mother the
See also:barony of
See also:Willoughby de Eresby, became 1st
See also:earl of Ancaster in 1892 .
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