Mangles family

Mangles family

Mangles is the name of a wealthy English family whose members had amongst other things, interests in the Swan River Colony. Prominent members and interests include:

  • James Mangles (MP) [1]. High Sheriff for Surrey in 1808. A director of the British East India Company. Represented Guildford in Parliament in 1832–37.
  • James Mangles (Royal Navy), FRS (1786–1867). Travelled extensively in the Middle East; co-authored Travels in Egypt and Nubia, Syria, and Asia Minor. Visited the Swan River Colony in 1831. Commissioned James Drummond (through George Fletcher Moore) to collect seeds, plants and herbarium specimens. He also received seeds and plants from Georgiana Molloy.
  • Robert Mangles. Connected with the shipping company.
  • Ellen Mangles. Third daughter of James snr.. Married James Stirling in 1823.
  • Ross Lowis Mangles. One of the 3 civilians to ever have been awarded a Victoria Cross for saving a wounded soldier during the Indian Mutiny.


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