William Roscoe MP
(1753-1831)

Died aged c. 78

William Roscoe (8 March 1753 – 30 June 1831) was an English banker, lawyer, and briefly a Member of Parliament. He is best known as one of England's first abolitionists, and as the author of the poem for children The Butterfly's Ball, and the Grasshopper's Feast. In his day he was also respected as a historian and art collector, as well as a botanist and miscellaneous writer.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

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Built C. 1783-1784 35 Rodney Street First house to be erected on Rodney Street on a site leased by William Roscoe

35 Rodney Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom where they leased

Founded 1836 Liverpool Medical Institution Designed by Clarke Rampling William Roscoe, poet & slavery abolitionist born here 1753

114 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, United Kingdom where they was born (1753)

1753-1831 William Roscoe MP Solicitor & slavery abolotionist 'Greatest of Liverpool's Citizens' buried here

Roscoe Gardens, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, United Kingdom where they was buried (1831)