George Hall Lawrence

12th Feb 1802 - 15th Jan 1869

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. Son of Charles Lawrence (q.v.) and Rose D'Aguilar.  His father, who was Justice of Peace, Deputy Lieutenant and Mayor of Liverpool 1823-4, left £70,000 when he died 20/01/1853. George Hall Lawrence was 'magistrate and West India merchant' (1861 census), and himself Mayor of Liverpool 1846-7. Married in 1831 Jane (1802-83), daughter of Thomas Earle of Spekelands. Left £140,000 personalty on his death in 1869 at Mossley Hill [one of the executors proving the will was his nephew William Frederic Lawrence of Bolton Street Piccadilly (London)]. 'His ancestors were Jamaica merchants in the West Indies. He was a second generation Liverpool Mayor.'

  2. George Hall Lawrence v Rev. Henry Brooks (concerning the estate of Rev. Jonathan Brooks, Archdeacon of Liverpool) 1856.

  3. In 1851, George Hall Lawrence ('cousin' and 'Magistrate and West India merchant') and his wife Jane were staying with Thomas K[irkpatrick] Hall (aged 84 widower, magistrate and Landed Proprietor') at Holly Bush Hall Newborough Staffs.


  1. William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? 1860- (Volumes 3 and 4, manuscripts in preparation), reference 1869/51;, Cheshire Marriage Licence Bonds And Allegations 1606-1905 [database online].

  2. London Gazette, Issue 21949, 12/12/1856, pp. 4207-8; National Probate Calendar 1869.

  3. 1851 census online.

We are grateful to David Barker for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Jane Earle (1831)
Wealth at death
Rugby School
West India merchant
Church of England

Associated Claims (2)

£4,050 7s 10d
Awardee (Administrator)
£223 14s 6d

Legacies Summary

Commercial (3)

Railway Investment
Cornwall and Devon [184693]  
Railway Investment
Shrewsbury and Grand Junction [1845172]  
Railway Investment
Birmingham and Oxford Junction [184629]  

Relationships (7)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Nephew → Uncle
Son → Father
Nephew → Uncle
Nephew → Uncle
Grandson → Grandfather
Trustee → Testator

Addresses (1)

Mossley Hill, Liverpool, Lancashire, North-west England, England