Sir William Taylor Money FRS (1769 – April 1834) was an English naval captain in the East India Company, superintendent of the Bombay Marine and MP in the British Parliament.
He resided at "Streatham Park"
He was commissioned in the East India Company navy as a lieutenant in the Rose in 1786 and in 1793 he became commander of the General Goddard belonging to Sir Robert Wigram, 1st Baronet, his father's business partner. After a successful initial voyage he was given the command of other Wigram ships including the Walthamstow. On his retirement from sea in 1801 he became the East India Company Marine Superintendent at Bombay, a post he held until 1810.
During this period he served as President of the Asiatic Society of Bombay from 1815. He also gave his name to Money Island in the Paracel Islands group in the South China Sea which was named after him by the British naval surveyor Captain Daniel Ross.
On his return to England he established a home in Streatham Park, Surrey and became a Director of the East India Company from 1818 to 1826. He entered Parliament as the member for Wootton Bassett from 1816 to 1820 and for Mitchell from 1820 to 1826. He gave up his Parliamentary seat in March 1826 when appointed consul to the Lombard states but died of cholera in Venice in April 1834.
(Image A group portrait of three sons of William Money (1738-1796), a Director of the East India Company and an Elder Brother of Trinity House, commissioned by Sir Robert Wigram Bt (1769-1830), Money’s lifelong friend and business partner- UCL)