John Inglett Fortescue

23rd Oct 1758 - 25th Nov 1840

Claimant or beneficiary


John Inglett Fortescue MP for Callington (1801-1803), claimed with his son John Dicker Inglett Fortescue for the Hope estate on St. Vincent but lost out to mortgagees. He was the son of Richard Inglett, collector of customs, Dawlish, Devon and Elizabeth, daughter of Lucy Weston of Dawlish, and heir to a Devon estate (through his paternal grandmother); he was connected with the Earls Fortescue and with the Trefusis family. His brother-in-law through his first marriage was Michael Dicker Sanders (q.v.), and his first wife Ann Sanders (1755-1815) was a pupil of the Exeter artist Francis Towne.

  1. In 1810, after the destruction by fire of the previous house on the estate, Fortescue built Buckland house on the Buckland-Filleigh and Spridlestone estate.


R. G. Thorne (ed.), The House of Commons, 1790-1820 (5 vols., London, Secker & Warburg for the History of Parliament Trust, 1986), vol. 4.

  1. Simon D. Smith, 'Slavery's Heritage Footprint: links between British country houses and St Vincent plantations, 1814-1834', in Madge Dresser & Andrew Hann (eds.) Slavery and the British Country House (2013) pp. 57-68, at p. 61.

Further Information

(1) 25 Sept. 1784: Ann[e], daughter of Thomas Sa[u]nders, merchant, Exeter, Devon; (2) 13 Jan. 1818, Sarah Bridget, daughter of James Marwood of Sutton, Devon and widow of Henry Stevens of Cross, Devon.
1 son by first marriage
Blundell's sch. 1773-5 [1773-1775 ]
Trinity, Oxford, 1775; Oriel College, Oxford 1776 [1775; 1776 ]
Legal Education
BCL [1783 ]

Associated Claims (1)

£2,425 10s 10d
Unsuccessful claimant

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
1825 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Country house
Buckland [Built] 
description →
Late Georgian country house, rebuilt by John Inglett Fortescue c. 1810 after the original house burnt down c....

Political (2)

Local Government
office →
Receiver-general, land tax
1819 - 1840
election →
Callington Cornwall
1801 - 1803

Relationships (3)

Father → Son
Husband → Wife

Addresses (1)

Buckland Filleigh, Devon, Devon & Cornwall, England