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Abbot, Charles, Baron Colchester, 1757-1829

  • GB-2014-WSA-00184
  • Person
  • 1757-1829

ABBOT, CHARLES, 1ST BARON COLCHESTER, younger brother of John Farr Abbot (qv); b. 14 Oct 1757; adm. Mar 1763; KS (Capt) 1770; both “acted and looked Thais extremely well in the Eunuchus” of 1772 (Random Recollections of George Colman the Younger, 1830, i, 74); Captain of the School 1774; elected head to Christ Church, Oxford 1775, matr. 14 June 1775, Westminster Student 22 Dec 1775 - 20 Oct 1783, Faculty Student 20 Oct 1783 - res 17 Dec 1796; Chancellor’s Prize for Latin Verse 1777; Vinerian Scholar 1781, Fellow 1786-92; BCL 1783; DCL 1793; Geneva Univ. 1778-9; adm. Middle Temple 14 Oct 1768, called to bar 9 May 1783, Bencher 12 Feb 1802; in brother’s chambers at 11 Kings Bench Walk, Temple, Nov 1779; adm. Inner Temple 25 Nov 1784 and 29 Apr 1785, tenant of chambers there Nov 1784 - May 1788; adm Lincoln’s Inn 26 May 1785; FSA 13 Dec 1792; FRS 14 Feb 1793; Clerk of the Rules, Court of King’s Bench 1794-1801; MP Helston 19 Jun 1795-1802, Woodstock 1802-6, Oxford University 1806-Jun 1817; made his parliamentary reputation as chairman, Select Committee on Finance 1797-8; introduced first Census Act into House of Commons Dec 1800; Chief Secretary for Ireland Feb 1801-Feb 1802, also Secretary of State for Ireland Jun 1801 - Feb 1802; Privy Councillor 21 May 1801; Recorder of Oxford May 1801-Oct 1806; Keeper of Privy Seal (I) from May 1801; hon. LLD Trinity Coll. Dublin 6 Jun 1801; elected Speaker of the House of Commons 10 Feb 1802; resigned on account of ill-health 28 May 1817; cr. Baron Colchester 3 Jun 1817; travelled on European Continent 1819-22; on return took active part in politics until death; a Busby Trustee from 18 May 1802; his Diary and Correspondence were published by his son Charles Abbot, 2nd Baron Colchester (qv), in 1861; m. 29 Dec 1796 Elizabeth, eldest dau. of Sir Philip Gibbes, Bart., Spring Head, Barbados, West Indies; d. 8 May 1829; buried in North Transept, Westminster Abbey. Arms up School. DNB.

Dehany, Philip, ca. 1734-1809

  • GB-2014-WSA-06029
  • Person
  • ca. 1734-1809

DEHANY, PHILIP, son of David Dehany, Bristol, and of Hanover parish, Jamaica, merchant, and Mary, dau. of Matthew Gregory; b.; adm. (aged 9) Jun 1743; left 1752; Trinity Coll. Cambridge, adm. pens. 3 Jul 1752, matr. 1753; one of the committee which revised the laws of cricket at the Star and Garter Hotel, Pall Mall 25 Feb 1774; MP St. Ives 26 Dec 1778-80; purchased Hayes Place estate, Kent 1797; buried Hayes, Kent 6 Nov 1809.

Dottin, Abel, ca. 1708-1760

  • GB-2014-WSA-06298
  • Person
  • ca. 1708-1760

DOTTIN, ABEL, only son of William Dottin, Barbados, West Indies, and Mary, third dau. of Abel Alleyne, Barbados; b.; adm. (aged 12) Sep 1720; in under school list 1724; Queen’s Coll. Oxford, matr. 20 Oct 1725; adm. Middle Temple 6 Apr 1726; of English Nuffield, Oxfordshire; m. (by 1734) his cousin Elizabeth, sister of Abel Walter (qv); d. 1759 (will proved PCC 3 Jan 1760).

Erle-Drax-Grosvenor, Richard Edward, 1797-1828

  • GB-2014-WSA-06832
  • Person
  • 1797-1828

ERLE-DRAX-GROSVENOR, RICHARD EDWARD, only son of Richard Erle-Drax-Grosvenor (qv); b. Mar 1797; adm. 14 Jun 1809; left 1810; Christ Church, Oxford, matr. 12 May 1815, aged 18; MP New Romney 22 Feb 1819-26; d. 13 Aug 1828.

Erle-Drax-Grosvenor, Richard, 1762-1819

  • GB-2014-WSA-06833
  • Person
  • 1762-1819

ERLE-DRAX-GROSVENOR, RICHARD, son of Thomas Grosvenor (adm. 1749, qv); b. 5 Oct 1762; adm. 29 Nov 1773; Christ Church, Oxford, matr. 30 Oct 1779; MP East Looe 4 Sep 1786 - Apr 1788, Clitheroe 15 Sep 1794-6, Chester 15 Dec 1802-7, New Romney from 18 Jun 1818; assumed additional surnames of Erle-Drax on marriage; High Sheriff, Dorset 1800; m. 11 Mar 1788 Sarah Frances, dau. of Edward Drax MP, Charborough Park, Dorset; d. 8 Feb 1819.

Fitzherbert, William, Sir, 1748-1791

  • GB-2014-WSA-00622
  • Person
  • 1748-1791

Fitzherbert, Sir William, Bart., son of William Fitzherbert, M.P., of Tissington, co. Derby, a Commissioner of Trade and Plantations, by Mary, eldest daughter of Littleton Poynta Meynell, of Bradley, in the same co.; b. May 27, 1748; in school lists 1764; left Christmas 1764; St. John's Coll. Camb. (adm. fellow commoner Feb. 19, 1765); M.A. 1770; adm. to Lincoln's Inn June 14, 1773, called to the bar June 24, 1776; Recorder of Derby; a Gent. Usher to George III; created a baronet Jan. 22, 1784; author of A Dialogue on the Revenue Laws, and of a collection of moral Maxims; m. 14 Oct. 1777, Sarah, only daughter of William Perrin, of Jamaica; d. 30 July 1791 (see DNB)

Hay, Edward, 1722-1779

  • GB-2014-WSA-08938
  • Person
  • 1722-1779

HAY, HON. EDWARD, brother of Thomas Hay, 9th Earl of Kinnoull (qv); bapt. St. Martin’s in the Fields 14 Jun 1722 (IGI); adm. (aged 8) Oct 1730; left 1735; HBM Consul, Cadiz 1752; HBM Consul-General, Lisbon 1754; Envoy Extraordinary, Lisbon Jul 1757-62, Minister Plenipotentiary 1762 – Aug 1767; Governor of Barbados from 1772; m. 1st, 1752 Mary, dau. of Peter Flower, Alderman, City of London; m. 2nd, 24 Jan 1779 Mary Harbourne Barnwell; d. in Barbados 21 Oct 1779.

Jordan, Gibbes Walker, 1800-1856

  • GB-2014-WSA-10275
  • Person
  • 1800-1856

JORDAN, GIBBES WALKER, son of Gibbes Walker Jordan FRS, Portland Place, London, barrister, Bencher Inner Temple and Colonial Agent for Barbados, and Amy North (IGI); bapt. St. Pancras Old Church 11 Sep 1800 (IGI); adm. 26 Mar 1813; in school list Feb 1816; Pembroke Coll. Cambridge, adm. pens. 23 Oct 1813, matr. Mich. 1819; BA 1823; ordained; Rector of Waterstock, Oxfordshire from 29 Mar 1827; m. 23 Jun 1825 Charlotte Penelope, younger dau. of Rev. Bartholomew Lutley Sclater, Hoddington House, near Odiham, Hampshire; d. 13 Jun 1856, aged 56.

Skeete, John Brathwaite, 1775-1862

  • GB-2014-WSA-15735
  • Person
  • 1775-1862

SKEETE, JOHN BRATHWAITE, eldest son of John Brathwaite Skeete, St. Peter’s, Barbados, West Indies, and Agnes, dau. of Henry Bishop and sister of Hon. William Bishop, President of Barbados; b. 4 Nov 1775; at school under Vincent one year (Adm. Reg. of Sidney Sussex Coll. ); Sidney Sussex Coll. Cambridge, adm. pens. 14 Jun 1793; adm. Lincoln’s Inn 24 Mar 1795; Chief Justice of Barbados to res. 1830; President of Barbados 1820, 1825, 1827, 1829, 1830, 1832; m. 11 Nov 1799 Mary Bishop; d. before 1862.

Trent, Francis Onslow, 1797-1846

  • GB-2014-WSA-17042
  • Person
  • 1797-1846

TRENT, FRANCIS ONSLOW, son of John Trent (qv); b. 8 Feb 1797; adm. 6 Jan 1807; left 1810; Cornet, 14th Light Dragoons 8 Dec 1814; ret. 15 Jan 1818; m. 19 Feb 1818 Judith, eldest dau. of Sampson Wood Sober, The Polygon, Southampton, and Barbados, West Indies; d. 10 Apr 1846.

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