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Brouncker, Henry, 1707-1769

  • GB-2014-WSA-03900
  • Person
  • 1707-1769

BROUNCKER, HENRY, son of Francis Brouncker, Monmouth Street, Westminster; b. 18 Jul 1707; adm. Jan 1717/8; in under school list 1721; apprenticed to John Swinnerton, Lincoln’s Inn, attorney, 7 Dec 1721; adm. solicitor 7 Dec 1730, and adm. attorney 4 Nov 1750; Deputy Collector of St. Kitts, West Indies, 1736; m. 1st, 8 Nov 1758 Elizabeth, widow of John Orton, and dau. of Charles Payne, St. Kitts; m. 2nd, 1761 Susannah, dau. of Lewis Feuilleteau, St. Kitts; d. 4 Jul 1769.

Buckworth, Joseph Francis, 1770-1845

  • GB-2014-WSA-04061
  • Person
  • 1770-1845

BUCKWORTH, JOSEPH FRANCIS, brother of Charles Watkin John Shakerley (qv); b. 30 Jan 1770; adm. 14 Sep 1781; KS 1785; elected to Trinity Coll. Cambridge 1789, adm. pens. 10 Jun 1789, scholar 23 Apr 1790, matr. 1790; BA 1793; Lieut. -Col., Royal Cheshire Militia 23 Jul 1803; m. 19 Feb 1811 Mary, widow of Sir John Payne, Bart., and dau. of Sir Philip Monoux, Bart.; d. 31 Dec 1845.

Cotton, Stapleton, 1773-1865

  • GB-2014-WSA-05374
  • Person
  • 1773-1865

COTTON, STAPLETON, 1ST VISCOUNT COMBERMERE, second son of Sir Robert Salusbury Cotton, Bart. (qv); b. 14 Nov 1773; adm. 28 Jan 1785; at school four years; 2nd Lieut., 23rd Foot, 26 Feb 1790; 1st Lieut., 13 Apr 1791; Capt., 6th Dragoon Guards, 28 Feb 1793; Maj., 59th Foot, 1794; Lieut. -Col., 25th Light Dragoons, 9 Mar 1794; Brevet Col., 1 Jan 1800; Lieut. -Col., 16th Light Dragoons, 14 Feb 1800; served in Flanders 1793-4, at Cape Town 1795, in campaign against Tippoo Sahib 1799, and in Dublin during Emmett’s insurrection 1800; Brig. -Gen., 11 Feb 1804; Maj. -Gen., 30 Oct 1805; commanded allied cavalry during part of Peninsular War; wounded at Salamanca 1812; Lieut. -Gen., 1 Jan 1812; Col., 20th Light Dragoons, 27 Jan 1813 – Jan 1821 [check]; took part in Pyrenees Campaign, 1813-4; commanded allied cavalry in France, 1815-6; Governor of Barbados 1816-20; Col., 3rd Dragoons, 25 Jan 1821 – Sep 1828; Commander-in-Chief, Ireland, 1822-5; Gen., 27 May 1825; Commander-in-Chief, East Indies, 9 Feb 1825 - 1 Jan 1830; captured city of Bhurtpore, 28 Jan 1826; Col., 1st Life Guards, from 16 Sep 1829; Constable of the Tower (and Lord Lieut., Tower Hamlets) from 11 Oct 1852; Field-Marshal, 2 Oct 1855; MP Newark 1806 - 17 May 1814; succ. father as 6th baronet 24 Aug 1809; KB 21 Aug 1812; created Baron Combermere 17 May 1814, with annuity of £2000 p. a. for two generations; GCB 2 Jan 1815; GCH 1817; Governor of Sheerness 25 Jan 1821 – still 1829; Privy Councillor (I) 21 Nov 1822; created Viscount Combermere 8 Feb 1827; DCL Oxford Univ. 23 Jun 1830; Privy Councillor 16 Dec 1834; KCSI 19 Aug 1861; m. 1st, 1 Jan 1801 Lady Anne Maria Pelham-Clinton, eldest dau. of Thomas Pelham-Clinton, 3rd Duke of Newcastle, Major-Gen. in the Army; m. 2nd, 22 Jun 1814 Caroline, second dau. of Capt. William Fulke Greville RN; m. 3rd, 2 Oct 1838 Mary Woolley, dau. of Thomas Gibbings MD, Gibbings Grove, co. Cork; d. 21 Feb 1865. DNB.

Cranstoun, James Edmund, ca. 1784-1818

  • GB-2014-WSA-05504
  • Person
  • ca. 1784-1818

CRANSTOUN, JAMES EDMUND, 9TH BARON CRANSTOUN (S), son of Hon. Charles Cranstoun, Creeling Castle, Midlothian, and Elizabeth Turner, Worcestershire, and nephew of Hon. George Cranstoun (qv); b.; succ. his uncle James as 9th Baron Cranstoun (S) 22 Sep 1796; at school 1796; in school lists 1797, 1801; played cricket against Eton at Lords’ 31 Jul 1801; Christ Church, Oxford, matr. 23 Oct 1802, aged 18; m. 25 Aug 1807 Anne Linnington, eldest dau. of John Macnamara, St. Kitts, West Indies; d. at St. Kitts 5 Sep 1818.

Dewar, David Albemarle Bertie, 1794-1859

  • GB-2014-WSA-06110
  • Person
  • 1794-1859

DEWAR, DAVID ALBEMARLE BERTIE, brother of George Edward Matthew Dewar (qv); b. 3 Jul 1794; adm. 7 Apr 1802 (Clapham); left 1802; went to Harrow Sch.; Trinity Coll. Cambridge, adm. pens. 9 Jul 1812, fellow commoner 7 Nov 1812, matr. 1812; of Doles Hall, Andover, Hampshire; m. 12 May 1821 Ann Louisa, eldest dau. of Richard Magenis MP [perhaps OW, qv], Grosvenor Place, London, Lieut. -Col. Fermanagh Militia; d. 25 Nov 1859.

Douglas, John St.Leger, ca. 1732-1783

  • GB-2014-WSA-06313
  • Person
  • ca. 1732-1783

DOUGLAS, JOHN ST. LEGER, eldest son of John Douglas, St. Kitts, West Indies, and Susanna, widow of Richard Holmes, and dau. of Michael Lambert, Governor of St. Kitts; b.; adm. (aged 10) Jan 1742/3; left 1748; Trinity Coll. Cambridge, adm. fellow commoner 22 Oct 1748, did not matr.; MP Hindon 1768-74, Weobley from 1774; m. 1st; m. 2nd, 30 Dec 1765 Caroline Otway; d. 23 May 1783. [second wife perhaps a sister of Charles Otway (qv)]

Fleming, Gilbert Fane, 1727-1776

  • GB-2014-WSA-07205
  • Person
  • 1727-1776

FLEMING, GILBERT FANE, elder son of Gilbert Fleming, Lieut. -Gov. St. Kitts, West Indies, and Lieut. -Gen. Leeward Islands, and his first wife Katherine ---; bapt. 27 Aug 1727; adm. (aged 13) Jun 1741; KS (Capt. ) 1742; still at school 1744; inherited father’s extensive estates in West Indies in 1762; m. 14 Jan 1754 Lady Camilla Bennet, dau. of Charles Bennet, 2nd Earl of Tankerville; d. 26 Dec 1776.

Losack, Richard Hawkshaw, ca. 1732-1813

  • GB-2014-WSA-11371
  • Person
  • ca. 1732-1813

LOSACK, RICHARD HAWKSHAW, son of James Losack, Speaker, member of Council and Judge of Vice-Admiralty Court, St. Kitts, West Indies, and Mary, dau. of Richard Hawkshaw, St. Kitts, West Indies, merchant; b.; adm. (aged 12) Oct 1744; adm. Middle Temple 5 Nov 1756; Chief Justice of St. Kitts (occurs 1769); Lieutenant-Gov., Leeward Islands (occurs 1769-1783); m. 17 Mar 1753 Christiana Maclure, St. Anne, Soho, Westminster; d. 2 Nov 1813.

Mills, Peter Matthew, 1743-1791

  • GB-2014-WSA-019336
  • Person
  • 1743-1791

MILLS, PETER MATTHEW, only son of Matthew Mills, St. Kitts, West Indies, and Cornelia, elder dau. of Col. Peter Soulegre, St. Kitts; b. 23 Mar 1743; at school under Markham (J. Peile, Biog. Reg. of Christ’s Coll. , ii, 271); Christ’s Coll. Cambridge, adm. fellow commoner 23 Oct 1760, resided to Dec 1761; of St. Kitts, West Indies; m. 1762 Catherine, dau. of Dr. William Hamilton; d. 15 Dec 1791.

Willett, Ralph, 1719-1795

  • GB-2014-WSA-18185
  • Person
  • 1719-1795

WILLETT, RALPH, elder son of Henry Willett, St. Kitts, West Indies, and Elizabeth, elder dau. of Col. John Stanley, Nevis, West Indies; b. 8 Aug 1719; adm. (aged 13) Jan 1732/3; left 1734; Oriel Coll. Oxford, matr. 23 Jun 1736, aged 17; adm. Lincoln’s Inn 4 Jan 1738/9; inherited large West Indian estates on death of his father in 1749; of Merly, Dorset; High Sheriff, Dorset 1760; FSA 5 Dec 1763; FRS 21 Jun 1764; a collector of early printed books, specimens of block printing, prints, pictures and botanical drawings; author of three papers in Archaeologia; m. 1st, 9 Dec 1779 (IGI) Annabella Robinson; m. 2nd, 15 May 1786 Charlotte, widow of Samuel Strutt, Assistant Clerk, House of Lords, and dau. of --- Locke, Clerkenwell; d. 13 Jan 1795. DNB.