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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.

Aikenhead, John Lawrence, d. 1780

  • GB-2014-WSA-01992
  • Person
  • d. 1780

AIKENHEAD, JOHN LAWRENCE, only son of William Aikenhead, St. Thomas in the Vale, Jamaica; b.; adm. (aged 10) Jun 1745; left 1752; Trinity Coll. Oxford, matr. 14 May 1752, aged 17; BCL 1759; DCL 8 Jul 1773; adm. Middle Temple 8 May 1752, called to bar 24 Nov 1758; d. 1780 (will proved PCC 30 Mar 1780, as of Grosvenor Place]

Amyand, George, 1720-1766

  • GB-2014-WSA-02126
  • Person
  • 1720-1766

AMYAND, SIR GEORGE, BART., brother of Claudius Amyand (qv); b. 26 Sep 1720; adm. Feb 1728/9; left 1735; apprenticed to John Seale 26 May 1736; a London merchant and banker; MP Barnstaple from 1754; one of the assistants of the Russia Company 1756; a Director of the East India Company 1760, 1763-4; created a baronet 4 Aug 1764; m. 9 Apr 1746 Anna Maria, dau. of John Abraham Korten, merchant, Hamburg; d. 16 Aug 1766.

Aubrey, John, 1739-1826

  • GB-2014-WSA-02375
  • Person
  • 1739-1826

AUBREY, SIR JOHN, BART., eldest son of Sir Thomas Aubrey, Bart., and Martha, sister of Thomas Richard Carter (qv); b. 4 Jul 1739; adm. May 1752; KS 1754; elected to Christ Church, Oxford 1758, matr. 24 May 1758, but not adm. as Westminster Student; DCL 8 Jul 1763; Grand Tour (Italy) 1764-5; MP Wallingford 1768-74, Aylesbury 1774-80, Wallingford 1780-4, Buckinghamshire 1784-90, Clitheroe 1790-6, Aldeburgh 1796-1812, Steyning 1812-20, Horsham from 1820; a Lord of the Admiralty Jul 1782 - Apr 1783; a Lord of the Treasury Dec 1783 - Apr 1789; succ. father as 6th baronet 4 Sep 1786; of Boarstall and Dorton, Bucks.; “father” of the House of Commons; m. 1st, 9 Mar 1771 Mary, dau. of Sir James Colebrooke, Bart., MP; m. 2nd, 26 May 1783 his cousin Martha Catherine, dau. of George Richard Carter, Chilton, Bucks.; d. 14 Mar 1826.

Barnett, William, fl. 1782

  • GB-2014-WSA-02739
  • Person
  • fl. 1782

BARNETT, WILLIAM, son of William Barnett, Arcadia Plantation, Trelawny, Jamaica, member of Council for Jamaica, by ---, dau. of --- Wooling, Jamaica; b.; adm. 16 Jun 1777; left 1782; a West Indies planter; later resident at Missenden Abbey, Bucks.; m. 1st, ---; m. 2nd, 13 Apr 1796 Elizabeth Katherine, second dau. of William Markham (adm. 1733, qv).

Bayly, Charles Nathaniel, 1777-1853

  • GB-2014-WSA-02884
  • Person
  • 1777-1853

BAYLY, CHARLES NATHANIEL, son of Nathaniel Bayly MP, of Jamaica and of Hanwell, Middlesex, and his second wife Sophia Magdalena Lamack, Clapham, Surrey; b. 9 Apr 1777; adm. 15 Mar 1786; KS 1790; elected to Trin. Coll. Camb. 1794, adm. pens. 17 Jun 1794, aged 17, but not adm. scholar in consequence of his refusal to take statutory oath, matr. Lent 1796; BA 1798; adm. Inner Temple 26 Jun 1792, called to bar 23 Nov 1798; m. 12 Sep 1799 Lady Sarah Villiers, fifth dau. of George Villiers, 4th Earl of Jersey PC; d. 14 Dec 1853.

Beckford, Ballard, 1709-1760

  • GB-2014-WSA-02937
  • Person
  • 1709-1760

BECKFORD, BALLARD, son of Thomas Beckford, Spanish Town, Jamaica, and his first wife Mary Tolderby; bapt. 28 Jul 1709; adm. (aged 11) Jan 1720/1; in under school list 1723; St. John’s Coll. Oxford, matr. 27 Oct 1726; m. Ann, dau. of John Clark, Governor of New York; d. in Jamaica 23 May 1760.

Beckford, Julines, ca. 1711-1764

  • GB-2014-WSA-02939
  • Person
  • ca. 1711-1764

BECKFORD, JULINES, brother of William Beckford (adm. Jan. 1718/9, qv); b.; adm. (aged 7) Jun 1725; in school list 1731; landowner in Jamaica; purchased Iwerne Stepleton estate, Dorset, 1745; High Sheriff, Dorset 1749; MP Salisbury from 1754; m. 17 Jan 1739 Elizabeth, dau. of Solomon Ashley MP, merchant, London and Ashby St. Ledgers, Northants.; d. 27 Nov 1764.

Beckford, William, 1709-1770

  • GB-2014-WSA-02943
  • Person
  • 1709-1770

BECKFORD, WILLIAM, second son of Peter Beckford, West Indian planter, Speaker of the Jamaica Assembly, and Bathsheba, dau. of Col. Julines Hering, Paul Island, Jamaica; bapt. 19 Dec 1709; adm. (aged 9) Jan 1718/9; Balliol Coll. Oxford, matr. 17 Dec 1725; BA 1729; MA 1732; Leiden Univ. 1731; a medical student in Leiden and Paris to 1735; succeeded brother in Jamaican estates 1737; settled in England 1744; purchased Fonthill Abbey estate, Wiltshire, 1745; a West India merchant in London; Alderman, City of London (Bishopsgate Ward) from 25 Jun 1752, Sheriff of London 1755-6, Lord Mayor 1762-3, 1769-70; Master, Ironmongers’ Co., 1753; MP Shaftesbury 8 Dec 1747-54, City of London from 1754; a Tory on his entry to politics, but from 1756 onwards a staunch supporter of William Pitt; gave his backing to John Wilkes; his famous impromptu speech to King George III on the misdeeds of his ministers, 23 May 1770, was subsequently inscribed on the monument erected to his memory in Guildhall; laid the foundation stone of the new Newgate Prison 31 May 1770; m. 8 Jun 1756 Maria, widow of Francis Marsh, Jamaica, and sister of John Hamilton (qv); d. while Lord Mayor 21 Jun 1770. DNB.

Beckford, William, 1744-1799

  • GB-2014-WSA-02944
  • Person
  • 1744-1799

BECKFORD, WILLIAM, illegitimate son of Richard Beckford (qv), and Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Hay, Secretary for Jamaica; b. Jamaica 24 Sep 1744; at school under Markham (The Monthly Mirror, vii, 259); Balliol Coll. Oxford, matr. 17 Mar 1762; MA 6 Apr 1765; Grand Tour (Italy) 1770-1; of Somerley Hall, Suffolk; settled on his estates in Jamaica 1774; returned to England 1787; in Fleet Prison as a debtor 1790-2; author, A Descriptive Account of the Island of Jamaica, 1790, and other works; a contributor to literary magazines; a man of varied attainments; characterised as “Benevolus” in A Short Journey to the West Indies, 1790; m. 13 Apr 1773 his mother’s niece, Charlotte, dau. of Thomas Hay; d. 5 Feb 1799. DNB.

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