Josiah Diston

Josiah Diston (16671737), of Bakewell Hall, Basinghall Street, London and Woodcote Grove, Epsom, Surrey, was an English politician. Diston was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England and Parliament of Great Britain for Devizes, 11 December 1706 1710 and 1715 to 1722.[1]

Diston also served as a Director of the Bank of England (17011721), as its Deputy Governor (17211723);[2] and as a sometime Director of the new East India Company (17061708 and 1711). He constructed a house, Mount Diston (now Woodcote Grove), where he lived for approximately 15 years.[3]


  1. Cruickshanks, Eveline; Handley, Stuart; Hayton, D. W., eds. (1 January 2002). The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0521772211.
  2. "Deputy Governors of the Bank of England" (PDF). Bank of England. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  3. "Mount Diston or Garlands later Woodcote Grove". Epsom and Ewell History Explorer. c. 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2014.

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