William Mackinnon senior

1732 - 1809

Claimant or beneficiary


William Mackinnon, 32nd Chief of Mackinnon and owner of Mackinnon's estate in Antigua. Son of William Mackinnon (d. 1767) and his wife Charity Yeamans. Baptised in Antigua, 16/02/1732. Survived his own son (William Mackinnon 1760-1794). Died at Binfield, Berkshire in 1809. His children and grandchildren were partial beneficiaries of the compensation for Mackinnon's estate.

  1. Will of William Mackinnen [sic] [formerly of Antigua] of Exeter [made in 1795] proved 25/02/1809. He left all his real estate to his wife Louisa. In an undated codicil he charged his estate with £10,000 for his sons and £10,000 daughters, recognising he had made no provision for them if his wife were incapacitated.

  2. William Mackinnon and his sister Elizabeth (1730-1780) were painted by Hogarth in 1747.


T71/877 Antigua claim no. 35 (Mackinnon's).

  1. PROB 11/1493/258.

  2. http://www.thepeerage.com/p46147.htm#i461467 [accessed 13/08/2013] sourced to Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), vol. 2 p. 2508. Langford Vere Oliver, History of the Island of Antigua (London, Mitchell and Hughes, 1894) Vol. 2 p. 225.

Portrait of the Mackinen children, William Hogarth, National Gallery of Ireland, http://onlinecollection.nationalgallery.ie/objects/11120/portrait-of-the-mackinen-children?ctx=d8a2bf2e-d586-4ac5-b53c-67cd5144b961&idx=10 [accessed 14/02/2018].

Further Information

Louisa Vernon
Harriet, Daniel, George, Henry, Louisa, Francis, Elizabeth, William

Associated Claims (1)

£3,942 2s 1d
Beneficiary deceased

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
- 1809 [EY] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

Portrait of the Mackinen children, William Hogarth, National Gallery of Ireland, <a... 

Relationships (8)

Son → Father
Father-in-law → Daughter-in-law
Father → Daughter
Father → Daughter
Grandfather → Grandson
Grandfather → Grandson
Father-in-law → Daughter-in-law
Deceased Husband → Widow

Addresses (1)

Binfield, Berkshire, Central England, England