Rev. Thomas Hayhurst-France

???? - 1889


Co-heir of John Cropper (q.v.), and successor to this brother James France France (q.v.), as well as probably also inheriting from his father the Liverpool merchant and slave-owner Thomas France (q.v., née Hayhurst), and from his other brother Henry Hayhurst Hayhurst (q.v.).

  1. Will of Rev. Thomas France-Hayhurst of the Rectory, Davenham who died 05/11/1889 at Davenham Rectory proved 18/01/1890 by Rev. Thomas William Hamilton France-Hayhurst, personal estate £133,562 5s.

  2. Adm. pens. (age 17) at TRINITY, Mar. 7, 1820. [2nd] s. of Thomas [Hayhurst], of Liverpool [assumed the surname and arms of France in 1796]. B. Mar. 2, 1803, at Liverpool. School, Liverpool (Mr Hatfield). Matric. Michs. 1820; Scholar, 1823; B.A. (3rd Wrangler) 1824; M.A. 1830. Ord. deacon (Chester) 1832; priest, 1833; C. of Hartford, Cheshire, 1832-4. P.C. of Hoylake. R. (and patron) of Davenham, 1839-84. Hon. Canon of Chester. Succeeded to the family estates on the death of his brother James F. in 1869. Resumed the name of Hayhurst. Of Bostock Hall. Lord of the Manors of Bostock, Kinderton, etc. J.P. and D.L. Married (1) Helen, dau. of John Hosken Harper, of Davenham Hall, Cheshire; (2) Helen, dau. of John Formby, of Formby Hall, Lancs. Died Nov. 5, 1889, at Davenham rectory. Brother of Henry H. (1825); father of Henry H. (1862) and the next. (Burke, L.G., sub Hayhurst; Foster, Index Eccles.; Crockford; Scott, MSS.; The Guardian, Nov. 13, 1889.)


  1. National Probate Calendar 1890.

  2., Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database online].

Further Information

Wealth at death
£133,562 5S
Liverpool (Mr Hatfield)
Trinity College, Cambridge

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

V & A: Prints, Drawings & Paintings
Drawing of the exterior of Bostock Hall, nr. Middlewick, Cheshire,... 
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Full details at: Victoria & Albert Museum Collection: Prints, Drawings & Paintings . Thanks to Allyson Take for...

Physical (1)

Country house
Bostock Hall [Purchased] 
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1775 country house, bought for Hayhurst-France's father Thomas France (ne Hayhurst) c. 1798. Modified both by James France France, Hayhurst-France's older brother, and by the Rev. Thomas...
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See Jane McLellan and Tony Bostock, A History of Bostock Village and its People (2010) [A href=""> [accessed...

Relationships (3)

Son → Father