Cornelius Hendrickson or Henderixon Kortright of Hylands, Essex

???? - 1818


Merchant in St Croix, settled in England c. 1797, when he bought Hylands estate in Essex, the grounds of which he substantially remodelled with Humphrey Repton.

  1. Cornelius Henderixon Kortright and his wife Juliana Maria Waltersdorff made a joint will dated 1815 but probably made earlier as a form of marriage settlement in which she agreed to an annuity of £3000 p.a. in exchange for giving up further claims on their property if she survived her husband, leaving him to dispose of the estate, which he did generically among their [future] issue, leaving it in the ratio two shares for each son and one for each daughter. In an extended codicil, Kortright left his estate subject to the will itself in trust [his son-in-law Robert Alexander Crickitt, MP for Ipswich, was one of three trustees] to be realised and distributed. The will was proved 23/11/1818.


  1. PROB 11/1610/354.

Further Information

Juliana Margaretta Waltersdorff
Juliana Maria Eliza

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

Portrait of Juliana Margaretta Walterdorff, Mrs Cornelius Kortright, c. 1800-1802, attributed to Jens... 

Physical (1)

Country house
Hylands [Purchased] 
description →
Country house in Essex, originally built c. 1730, remodelled and landscaped as neo-classical house by Repton under the ownership of Cornelius Henderixon or Hendrickson Kortright, who owned it between...

Relationships (3)

Executor → Testator
Notes →
Kortright was executor and trustee of the will of William Crooke (made in 1805, proved 20/03/1817, PROB 11/1590/339) but died leaving the will...
Father → Son
Father-in-law → Son-in-law

Addresses (1)

Hylands, Chelmsford, Essex, South-east England, England