BURRELL, Merrick (1699-1787), of West Grinstead Park, Suss.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1747 - 1754
1754 - 1768
11 May 1774 - 1780
1780 - 1784

Family and Education

b. 3 Apr. 1699, 4th s. of Peter Burrell of Kelseys, Beckenham, Kent, and yr. bro. of Peter Burrell. educ. Merchant Taylors’ 1713-14. unm. cr. Bt. 15 July 1766, with sp. rem. to his nephew Peter Burrell, M.P.

Offices Held

Director, Bank of England 1742-56 (with statutory intervals), dep. gov. 1756-8, gov. 1758-60, director 1760-4.


Merrick Burrell was a very considerable merchant, a financier much consulted by the Treasury, and a steady supporter of the Government, on whose interest he unsuccessfully contested Bishop’s Castle in 1741. In 1744 he bought an estate at West Grinstead for £10,780.1 Returned unopposed on the Clayton interest for Great Marlow in 1747, he was given the contract for victualling the Gibraltar garrison in 1752, together with Thomas Walpole, M.P., and the two Fonnereaus. He died 6 Apr. 1787.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. Suss. Arch. Colls. xliii. 32.