Fitzherbert, William, Sir, 1748-1791

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Fitzherbert, William, Sir, 1748-1791

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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)


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On 14 October 1777 he married Sarah Perrin at St George's, Bloomsbury Square, London and through her reportedly inherited five plantations in Jamaica [in fact, these estates appear to have passed to his son Sir Henry Fitzherbert, 3rd bart.]: Blue Mountain, Forest, Grange Hill and Vere (all sugar plantations) and the coffee plantation of Retrieve Mountain. He also owned Turner's Hall, Barbados.

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Prepared for import into AtoM by Westminster School Archive staff, 2019-2020
Revised by Bethany Duck, Archive Assistant, September 2020




Supplementary information drawn from UCL's Legacies of British Slave-ownership database. Entry URL:

Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.

The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.

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