Sir William Payne Gallwey 2nd Bart.

1807 - 19th Dec 1881

Claimant or beneficiary


NB: surname occasionally spelled Gallway though Gallwey is the usual spelling.

  1. Son of Sir William Payne-Gallwey, 1st Baronet and Harriet Quin, daughter of the 1st Earl of Dunraven. His father was a British army general and Governor of the Leeward Islands. Payne-Gallwey was a major in the 7th Fusiliers and succeeded his father in the baronetcy in 1831. He was a Deputy Lieutenant and J.P. for the North Riding of Yorkshire. The Payne family were wealthy West India planters. William Payne had added the name Gallwey in 1814 in accordance with the will of his maternal uncle, Tobias Wall Gallwey, of St. Kitts; his grandfather and uncle had both been governors in West Indies. In 1847, Payne-Gallwey married Emily Anne Russell, daughter of Sir Robert Frankland Russell, 7th Baronet and MP for Thirsk 1815-1834 and High Sheriff of Yorkshire 1838. Her mother was Louisa Anne, daughter of the Right Hon. and Right Rev. Lord George Murray, bishop of St. David's. She was also the niece of the wife of Thomas Pelham, 1st Earl Chichester.

  2. The Franklands had been established as landowners in Ickeringill, Skipton, Yorkshire in the C11th and in Thirkleby since the C17th. With her sisters, Emily inherited the estates in Thirkleby as there were no sons. William and Emily had four sons and three daughters. Emily is said to have been a pioneering photographer.

  3. Their marriage settlement: Marriage settlement of Sir William Payne Gallway Bt of Eaton Square, Pimlico and Emily Anne Frankland daughter of Sir Robert Frankland Russell Bt comprising shares and debentures with copy, settlement of £2,000 charge on Sir Robert Frankland Russell's estate in Yorkshire and two copies of a grant of £200 rentcharge on Pond Estate (166a) in St George Basseterre and Fancy Estate (13 1a) in St Peter Basseterre, St Christopher [St Kitts, Leeward Islands].

  4. Thirkleby Park [or Baldesbury-park]: a minor suit over unpaid debt of William Payne Gallwey's son was reported.

  5. Gallwey’s 3rd son, Lionel Payne Gallwey, married Caroline Lucille Lynch at the Cathedral, Spanish Town, Jamaica, 2nd November 1881.

  6. Gallwey’s heir was his son Ralph William (1840- ). Galway himself left £9219 1s 7d on his death in 1881.


  1. Entry for Payne-Gallwey in the forthcoming History of Parliament, House of Commons, 1832-1868; Robert Henry Mair (ed.), Debrett's Illustrated House of Commons, and the Judicial Bench 1870 (London, Dean & Son, 1870); Burke's 1938 pp 1069-70.

  2. For the Franklands in Yorkshire see Bulmer's History and Directory of North Yorkshire (1890)

  3. Marriage settlement: Butleigh Court Papers, Somerset Archive and Record Service: DD/S/BT/21/1/24-8 1847

  4. The Times, 20 April 1871, p. 11.

  5. The York Herald, 9 December 1881.

  6. The York Herald, 20 December 1881; National Probate Calendar 1881.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Sir William Payne Gallway
Emily Anne Russell, daughter of Sir Robert Frankland Russell, 7th Baronet in 1847
3 daughters, 4 sons
Wealth at death
£9,219 1S 7D

Associated Claims (1)

£2,400 14s 9d

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
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Public building
Mechanics' Institute, Thirsk [Built] 
description →
Built by Sir William Payne Gallwey 1848-9, amalgamated c. 1885 with the Church Institute to become the Thirsk...

Political (1)

election →
Thirsk Yorkshire
1851 - 1880

Relationships (1)

Son → Father

Addresses (2)

7 Lower Belgrave Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
Thirkleby Park, Thirsk, Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England