Philip Courtenay

???? - 1842

Claimant or beneficiary


Speculator in annuities, MP for Bridgwater 1837-1841 and a friend and advisor of Wordsworth, for whom he used to do research on longevity in parish records in the Lake District. He counterclaimed as annuitant on an estate belonging to the Tharp family in St Ann.

  1. In 1835 he was shown as Philip Courtenay of 23 Montague Street and 3 Harcourt Buildings Temple. Will of Philip Courtenay of Inner Temple proved 22/01/1842.


Charlotte and Charles Mitchell, 'Wordsworth and the Old Men', Journal of Legal History 25.1 (2004) pp. 31-52; T71/857 St Ann claim no. 480.

  1. Boyles Directory 1835; PROB 11/1956.

Further Information

Lawyer and politician

Associated Claims (1)

£1,891 12s 0d
Unsuccessful claimant

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

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Bridgwater Somerset
1837 - 1841

Addresses (2)

23 Montague Street, Russell Square, London, Middlesex, London, England
Inner Temple, City of London, Middlesex, London, England