Sir George Cornewall 3rd Bart.

1774 - 27th Dec 1835

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for the enslaved people on La Taste estate in Grenada as owner-in-fee.

  1. Son of Sir George Cornewall (né Amyand) MP 2nd bart. (who d. 1819) and his wife Ann Maria, daughter of John Abraham Corteen, a Hamburg merchant. Matriculated Christ Church Oxford aged 18 27/4/1792. Married Jane Naper, daughter of William Naper (ne Dutton) in 1815. Died 27/12/1835.

  2. Uncle of George Cornewall Lewis, and brother-in-law of Sir Thomas Frankland Lewis, MP and minor ministerial politician, and of Henry Fleming Lea Devereux, 14th Viscount Hereford.

  3. Sir George Cornewall 2nd baronet has been the subject of a comparative analysis of his practices of estate management for Moccas Court in England and La Taste in Grenada.

  4. Will of Sir George Cornewall of Moccas Court Herefordshire proved 12/02/1836.


T71/880 Grenada no. 706 Sir George Cornewall owner-in-fee.

  1. History of Parliament Online, [accessed 05/03/2020]; Oxford University Alumni, 1500-1886 [database online]; John Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland enjoying territorial possessions or high official rank, but uninvested with heritable honours (4 vols., London, Henry Colburn, 1835-1838) Vol. 2 'Naper of Loughcrew', p. 642.

  2. John Debrett, The baronetage of England, ed. Revised by G.W. Collen (London, William Pickering, 1840) 'Amyand, (now Corenwall) of London, p. 185.

  3. Susanne Seymour, Stephen Daniels and Charles Watkins, 'Estate and empire: Sir George Cornewall's management of Moccas, Herefordshire and La Taste, Grenada, 1771-1819', Journal of Historical Geography 24:3 (1998) pp 313-51.

  4. PROB 11/1857.

We are grateful to Stephen Lewis for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Sir George Cornewall Bart.
Jane Naper
6 daughters, 3 sons
Oxford (Christ Church) [1792 ]

Associated Claims (1)

£3,825 10s 6d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1819 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Moccas Court 
description →
Sir George Cornewall commissioned Repton to landscape the Moccas Court estate c. 1793. Gazetteer compiled with John Phibbs’ in Stephen Daniels, Humphry Repton, Landscape Gardening and the Geography...

Relationships (2)

Grandson → Grandfather
Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Moccas Court, Herefordshire, West Midlands, England