The Right Hon. John Lord Teignmouth

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The Right Hon. John Lord Teignmouth
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Thomas Cheesman after M Keeling
The Right Hon. John Lord Teignmouth
London, May 1St. 1816
Stipple engraving
380 x 280 mm
Proof on india paper
A rare portriat of John Shore, 1st Baron Teignmouth (5 October 1751 – 14 February 1834) was a British politician who served as Governor-General of India from 1793 to 1797.He married Charlotte Cornish, daughter of James Cornish of Teignmouth, on 14 February 1786. He was shortly afterwards offered a place on the Supreme Council in Calcutta, returning in 1790.In 1792, he was appointed Governor-General of India and made a baronet. He served as Governor-General until 1797 and in 1798 was created Baron Teignmouth in the Peerage of Ireland.Shore was the first president of the British and Foreign Bible Society.[1]A close friend of the orientalist Sir William Jones (1746–1794), Shore edited a memoir of Jones's life in 1804, containing many of Jones's letters.His title passed on his death to his eldest son Charles John Shore, 2nd Baron Teignmouth.