Samuel Sandbach

19th Aug 1769 - 26th Apr 1851

Claimant or beneficiary


Partner in Sandbach Tinne (q.v.) and its associated firms, son of Adam Sandbach ('a yeoman farmer and innkeeper of Tarporley') and his wife Martha Oulton, and father of Henry Robertson Sandbach (q.v.) and William Robertson Sandbach (q.v.). Retired from Sandbach Tinne 1833, having bought the estate of Hafodunos, Denbighshire. Of Woodlands, Aigburth, near Liverpool, where he died 26/04/1851.

  1. 'He went to Grenada c. 1789 to join his uncle Samuel Sandbach (1730-1800) in Grenada and Demerara. He returned to Liverpool c. 1801 and "realised a considerable fortune as a West India merchant in Liverpool"'. Married (1802) Elizabeth Robertson, daughter of Rev. Henry Robertson DD. 1841 Samuel Sandbach Independent aged 70 living Tarporley with Elizabeth aged 55. Will of Samuel Sandbach of Woodlawns Liverpool Lancashire proved 02/06/1851, leaving £100,000.

  2. Mayor of Liverpool 1831-2; High Sheriff Denbighshire 1839.  His daughter Anne married Charles Stuart Parker MP (1829-1910), in ODNB as 'politician and biographer'.

  3. Purchased Hafodunos Hall, North Wales, in 1830. His son Henry Robertson Sandbach demolished the old manor house and built a new hall in the 1860s.


T71/885 British Guiana claim no. 668 (Javer Beusdeune (?) and Regt Door Zee (?)); T71/887 British Guiana claim no. 2512 (Coffee Grove & Caledonia). Genealogy of the families of Douglas of Mulderg and Robertson of Kindeace (1895) pp. 26-27; available within the wider family tree at Rootsweb WorldConnect Project 'The Last Knight'.

William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? A biographical dictionary of British wealth-holders Volume Two 1840-1859 (MS) reference 1851/2.

  1. John Burke, A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain and Ireland (2 vols., London, Henry Colburn, 1863), vol. 2, pp. 1183-1184; 1841 census online; PROB 11/2135.

  2. William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? A biographical dictionary of British wealth-holders Volume Two 1840-1859 (MS), 1851/2. [Anon.], ‘Parker, Charles Stuart (1829–1910)’, rev. H. C. G. Matthew, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004) [, accessed 09/08/2012].

  3. For more on Hafodunos Hall, see [accessed 08/09/2020].

We are grateful to Clif Knight and Rhodri Clark for their assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Samuel Sandback
Elizabeth Robertson (1782-1859)
Anne (1803-1890), Samuel (1805-1817), Eliza (1806-1881), Henry Robertson (1807-1895), James Watson (1809-1819), Margaret (1811-1868), William Robertson (1813-1891), Mary Rosina (1815-1882), Gilbert (1817-1882), Samuel (1818-1849), Martha Tinne (1822-1891)
Wealth at death
West India merchant

Associated Claims (2)

£21,480 10s 10d
£14,231 0s 7d

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
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (5)

Railway Investment
Cheltenham, Oxford, and London and Birmingham Union; or Charlton Kings and Marsworth [183732]  
Railway Investment
Shrewsburt, Wolverhampton, and South Staffordshire Junction (Coalbrookdale Branch) [1846461]  
Railway Investment
Birmingham and Oxford Junction [184629]  
Name partner
Sandbach Tinne
West India merchant  
Railway Investment
Shrewsbury and Grand Junction [1845172]  

Relationships (5)

Nephew → Uncle
Father → Son
Father → Son
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Business partners

Addresses (2)

Hafodunos Hall, Denbighshire, Wales
Woodlands, Aigburth (near), Liverpool, Lancashire, North-west England, England