Sir William Laurence Young 4th Bart.

29th Sep 1806 - 27th Jun 1842

Claimant or beneficiary


Young pursued unsuccessfully a number of claims for estates owned by his grandfather, Sir William Young, 2nd Bart. (Dec 1749-10/12/1815), MP for St Mawes (1784–1806) and Buckingham (1806-1807) and Governor of Tobago (1807-1815).

Sir William Young, 2nd Bart. was the son of Sir William Young, 1st Bart. (1724/5–1788), Governor of Dominica, and his second wife, Elizabeth (1729–1801), the only child of Brook Taylor, the mathematician.

William Lawrence Young was baptised 20/10/1806 at Sidmouth in Devon, son of William Lawrence Young and Anna Louisa his wife. He married Caroline Norris, fifth daughter of John Norris Esquire of Huyhenden House, Buckinghamshire, in March 1832. In 1833, he was "of Marlow Park, Buckingham". In the 1841 census he was at North Dean farm, Hughenden, age 34, of independent means, with his wife and children Elizabeth Sophia (age 7), George John (age 6), Caroline Louisa (age 4) and Charles Lawrence (age 1 1/2). He died in Hughenden House, Buckinghamshire, 27/06/1842, and was succeeded by his eldest son William Norris Young.


T71/877 Antigua claim no. 282 (Old Road), T71/892 St Vincent claim nos. 577 and 559; T71/891 Tobago claim no. 64.

T71/1610 letter from Sir Wm Laurence Young dated 28/09/1835 of North Dean, High Wycombe re Calliaqua estate on St Vincent: belonged to grandfather Wm Young, not in my possession but that of Robley & Brooke, agents to Sir Wm Young.

T71/1592 pp. 263-4 letter dated 29/09/1835 letter to Sir William Laurence Young MP sending counterclaim form, telling him time is up for counterclaim but he can make the case. T71/1592 pp. 272-273 letter to John Ramey Esq, High Wycombe re 'papers in the nature of counterclaims on the part of Mr Young', and details of the two estates in St Vincent to which it appears probable that Mr Young's counterclaims apply.

E.I. Carlyle, ‘Young, Sir William, second baronet (1749–1815)’, rev. Richard B. Sheridan, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004); online edn, Jan 2008 [, accessed 06/08/2012].

FindMyPast, Devon Baptisms, Archive reference 1855A/PR/1/4. Burke's Peerage (4th ed., London, 1833) vol. 2 p. 650. 1841 census online. Gentleman's Magazine (October 1842) p. 425.

Further Information

Caroline Norris
William Norris (1833-). Elizabeth Sophia, George John, Caroline Louisa, Charles Lawrence

Associated Claims (1)

£1,691 11s 10d
Unsuccessful claimant

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
1824 [SY] - 1828 [LA] → Heir

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Country house
Hughenden Manor 
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The connection of Sir William Laurence Young to Hughenden is unclear. He was described as "of Hughenden House" in newspaper reports of his death in 1842. The property was owned by his father-in-law...

Political (1)

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Buckinghamshire Buckinghamshire
1835 - 1842

Relationships (3)

Grandson → Grandfather
Son → Father
Other relatives
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Great nephew and...

Addresses (3)

Sidmouth, Devon, Devon & Cornwall, England
Hughenden House, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, Central England, England
Marlow Park, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, Central England, England