Sir Christopher Hawkins

1758 - 1829


MP and Cornish landowner, and trustee of John Price the younger of Penzance (q.v.). Craton and Walvin show him as one of three 'London merchants' implicitly creditors of Price on Worthy Park, but John Price the younger's will makes clear that he was trustee. LBS has found no evidence of mercantile interests on his part, although his mother Ann had inherited shares in the Hayle Copper Co. of Cornwall and £10,000 in addition to her marriage settlement of £8000 from her father James Heywood of Austin Friars, a wholesale linen draper.

Sources [accessed 29/05/2020]; M. Craton and J. Walvin A Jamaican Plantation (1970) p. 186; will of James Heywood of Austin Friars proved 30/07/1776 PROB 11/1021/308; Nathan Drake, Essays Biographical, Critical, and Historical: Illustrative of the Tatler, Spectator and Guardian Volume 3 (1805) p. 331.

Further Information

Married but no further details

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1784 - 1799
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1800 - 1807
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1818 - 1820
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St. Ives Cornwall
1821 - 1828

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Trustee → Testator

Addresses (1)

Trewithen, Probus, Cornwall, Devon & Cornwall, England