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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.

Dallas, Robert William, 1789-1849

  • GB-2014-WSA-05740
  • Person
  • 1789-1849

DALLAS, ROBERT WILLIAM, only son of Right Hon. Sir Robert Dallas PC, Lord Chief Justice Common Pleas, and his first wife Charlotte, dau. of Lieut. -Col. Alexander Jardine, Consul-Gen. Corunna; b. 18 Jun 1789; at school 1800; in school list 1801; Min. Can. 1804; left 1807; Ensign, 9th Foot 1 Sep 1808; Lieut., 13 Oct 1811; Capt., York Chasseurs 15 Mar 1815; 9th Foot 15 May 1817; half-pay, 14th Foot 21 May 1818; retd. as Maj., 1st West India Regt. 9 Apr 1847; m. 9 Mar 1818 [or May ?] Lucy, eldest dau. of Henry Davidson DL, Tulloch Castle, Ross-shire; d. 11 Sep 1849.

Hughes, John Cumberland, 1767-1833

  • GB-2014-WSA-09711
  • Person
  • 1767-1833

HUGHES, JOHN CUMBERLAND, brother of William Hughes (qv); b. 31 Mar 1767; adm. 27 Mar 1775; left 1779; entered Royal Navy as powder monkey on board HMS Victory 7 Jun 1779; when serving on HMS Rover was captured by a French frigade and taken into Grenada Sep 1780, but exchanged at Martinique three months later; Midshipman 14 Feb 1781; ADC to Capt. Lord Cranstoun on HMS Formidable during action against French on 12 Apr 1782; retd. from Navy 1783; plantation management in Grenada with his elder brother George Hughes (qv) from 1785; m. May 1805 Elizabeth, elder dau. of George Edward Stanley, Ponsonby Hall, Cumberland; d. at Bath 5 Feb 1833.

Hume, James Deacon, 1774-1842

  • GB-2014-WSA-09733
  • Person
  • 1774-1842

HUME, JAMES DEACON, younger son of James Hume, Secretary of the Customs, and Elizabeth Capps; nephew of Nathaniel Hume (qv); b. 28 Apr 1774; adm. 13 Jan 1783; was victorious in a “mill’ with Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, Bart. (adm. 1784, qv), “who, though the bigger boy of the two, was not so good a gladiator” (Badham, Life of J. D. Hume, 1859, 9); left 1791; Indoor clerk, Custom House 1791; rose to position Controller of the Customs; drafted Consolidated Customs Acts which received royal assent Jul 1825; Joint Secretary, Board of Trade 15 Jul 1829 – 4 Jan 1840; one of founders of Political Economy Club; a founder and Deputy Chairman, Atlas Assurance Company; a convinced Free Trader; author, Thoughts on the Corn Laws, 1815, and other works; m. 4 Jun 1799 Frances Elizabeth, widow of Charles Ashwell, Grenada, West Indies, and dau. of Edward Whitehouse, Customs House, Gentleman Usher Quarterly Waiter to George III; d. 12 Jan 1842. DNB.