George Hannay

???? - 1776


Slave-owner on Barbados, an absentee in Britain at least later in his life, and brother-in-law of Rowland Blackman (q.v.).

  1. Will of George Hannay [formerly of the island of Barbados in America but now] of Stanlake in Berkshire [made in 1767] proved 07/12/1776. Under the will he left his wife Anna Maria: an annuity of £500 p.a. and three amounts of £1500, £1300 and £2450, the first two in Bank stock and Bank annuities; debts owed to him of £4000 by John Lyte [?] of Barbados and £1600 by Conrad Adams of Barbados; and his house in Conduit Street, she paying the reserved Annual Rent thereof. He left his sister-in-law Frances Blackman spinster an annuity of £150 p.a. and other annuities to family members of £20 p.a. and £30 p.a. He left his niece Anna Maria Blackman £1000 in Bank Stock and £4000 in Bank annuities. He had a balance due from his nephew John Lucie Blackman and his partner William Shaw of London, and provided that £500 be left with them interest-free for four years. His residuary heir was his brother-in-law Rowland Blackman.

  2. George Hannay was buried at St Katherine Coleman, City of London. 26/10/1776, having been brought from St George Hanover Square and dying of ‘a decline’ in his seventy-fourth year. He was buried in the middle aisle of St Katherine Coleman Church under the clerk’s desk.

We are grateful to Cliff Webb for his assistance in compiling this entry.


  1. PROB 11/1026/84.

  2. Parish Register; London Metropolitan Archives P69/KAT1/A/012/MS17837A.

Further Information

Anna Maria Blackman

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
- 1776 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (2)

Uncle → Nephew
Notes →
Hannay was married to John Lucie Blackman II's aunt....

Addresses (2)

Stanlake, Twyford, Berkshire, South-east England, England
Notes →

'Of Stanlake' when he made his will in 1767. If this was Stanlake Park, now a vineyard and winery, he was renting the property.

Conduit Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
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Under his will made in 1767 George Hannay left his house in Conduit Street to his wife Anna Maria, she paying the reserved Annual Rent.