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Peter Rose

Peter Rose (1787-1859) arrived in Demerara in 1801 and remained until his death in 1859, except for a period of six years. In 1820, in London, he married Huntly, third daughter of William Gordon Esq of Aberdour.

Rose served as a Justice of the Peace in Aberdeen, when he was in Britain between 1820 and 1825, and again in 1833; and he acted in London as a spokesman for Demerara planters.

His memorial in Georgetown reads:

Sacred to the memory of Peter Rose a native of Scotland and for upwards of half a century a colonist of British Guiana. He early attained an influential position and took a prominent part in everything connected with the public posterity. For many years he was a member of the Court of Policy and the manager of the Colonial Bank. Born 1st January 1787, Died 9th September 1859, aged 72 years.

Sources: Cecelia McAlmont, ‘Peter Rose: the years before 1835’, History Gazette, 19 (April 1990)

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