Charlotte Pinnock (née Grant)

1806 - 1870

Claimant or beneficiary


Charlotte Anna Caroline Pinnock, administratix and widow of Philip Pinnock (q.v. under Philip Pinnock III) who was living in Gloucester with her young children at the time she was awarded a share in the compensation for New Shafston Pen in Westmoreland and probably for the Clifton estate in St Andrews, both in Jamaica. Daughter of Dr David Grant, Jamaica.  

  1. In 1841, Charlotte Pinnock was living at 14 Hillfield Square Gloucester aged 35 Independent (no indication of married/widowed status) with her children Grace 15, George 15, Philip 15 and Charlotte 12, all of whom are shown as born F[oreign Parts].

  2. Charlotte and Philip's son George Pinnock wrote a memoir of his early life 2 years before his death in 1901. He related how his father Philip Pinnock died in 1830 at the age of 45 and how with his mother and siblings he left Jamaica in 1833 bound for Bristol. George inherited the New Shafston estate after the death of his grandfather, also called George, in 1834 or 1835. His mother Charlotte was the daughter of Dr David Grant of Jamaica. The memoir contains his account of the Baptist War of 1831. He also mentions his good friend Mr. Robert Hibbert "a distant cousin of my mother" when he lived in London in the 1840s. George sold New Shafston c. 1847; the estate had been unprofitable for some time.

  3. In 1848 George emigrated to Australia with his mother, sisters Charlotte and Grace and the latter's husband John Milbourne Augustus Marsh, where they joined Philip Pinnock Jnr [Philip Pinnock V], who had emigrated in 1843. Philip (d.1912) became Sheriff of Queensland, while his brother George (d.1901) practised as a solicitor in Sydney and later Bathurst. Charlotte Jnr (d.1873) married Henry Stuart Russell of Darling Downs (1818-89) in Sydney 1 March 1851. Charlotte Snr ultimately returned to England, where she died in 1870.


T71/871 Westmoreland Nos. 414 and 416 (New Shafston); St Andrew Nos. 495 (Clifton). In T71/871 Westmoreland claim no. 414 the claimant is identified as George Pinnock owner-in-fee and Charlotte is identified (T71/1441) as the mother of George Pinnock junior. In T71/871 Westmoreland No. 416 she is identified as administratix of Philip Pinnock. These two Westmorleand claims are linked to Ann[e] Grant (q.v.), the awardee of Westmoreland No. 415 who identified herself as the mother of Mrs Philip Pinnock. In St Andrews T71/865 No. 496 (the immediately adjacent claim to Charlotte Pinnock's award under No. 495) the claim was from Geo. Cuthbert and James Townson as Trustees to George Pinnock. A counterclaim was lodged dated 05/08/1835 from 'George Pinnock an infant under 21 years by Charlotte Pinnock his mother Natural guardian' (withdrawn 07/12/1835). T71/1593 letter to Charlotte Pinnock of 7 Wellington Parade, Gloucester, acknowledging withdrawal of counterclaim. T71/1608 27/07/1835 letter from Charlotte Pinnock: 'I presume I can be the trustee for my son, when the money is to be invested.'

  1. 1841 census online.

  2. 'Memoir of George Pinnock', 07/06/1899 transcribed at

  3. Diary of John Augustus Milbourne Marsh (1819-1891) 1848, transcribed by Michael Heath-Caldwell, from Betty Harrison Family Archives (Brisbane AUS, 2009):; "Early Queensland Reminiscences", The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic., 1864 - 1946), 22 November 1913; "Queensland Memories", The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) 9 June 1934; 'In the Fifties', The Week, 25 October 1901, p. 6; The Queenslander, 4 January 1902, p. 8; 'Death of Mr Philip Pinnock', Brisbane Courier, 19 July 1912, p. 9; The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, 1 March 1851, p. 3; Evening News, 17 February 1874. All press sources available through the National Library of Australia:

We are grateful to Julie Weizenegger for her help compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Philip Pinnock
Grace, George, Philip, Charlotte

Associated Claims (4)

£829 3s 11d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Guardian)
£155 10s 5d
£1,777 12s 3d
Awardee (Trustee)
£60 18s 4d
Awardee (Administrator)

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
1834 [EA] - → Administratrix

Legacies Summary

Imperial (1)

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Charlotte's children Philip, George and Grace, along with Grace's husband John Milbourne Marsh, emigrated to Australia in...

Relationships (6)

Daughter → Mother
Daughter → Father
Other relatives
Widow → Deceased Husband
Daughter-in-law → Father-in-law
Mother → Son

Addresses (2)

14 Hillfield Square, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
7 Wellington Parade, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England