Hugh Parkin

1793 - 1871

Claimant or beneficiary


Solicitor to the GPO in London, son-in-law and executor and trustee of John Blagrove, awarded compensation with James and Augustus Hill Bradshaw (both of whom q.v.) as executors and trustees of John Blagrove on 5 estates in Jamaica.

  1. Marriage 25/11/1816 of Hugh Parkin, esq., only son of Anthony P., esq., solicitor to the Post Office, to Mary-Charlotte, fourth daughter of John Blagrove, esq., of Jamaica and of Ankerwyke-house, Bucks. Baptism at St George Bloomsbury 16/10/1817 of Charlotte Elizabeth Parkin, daughter of Hugh and Mary Charlotte Parkin.

  2. In 1851 Hugh Parkin aged 58 wid[owe]r, fundholder, born Highgate was living at 8 Stanhope Street Paddington with daughters Charlotte E. Parkin 33 born Marylebone and Maria H 19 born Balcombe Sussex. In 1861 Hugh Parkin aged 68 Gentleman born Highgate was living at Swarthfield, Martindale, Cumberland. The will of Hugh Parkin, formerly of Ashurst Lodge in Kent but late of Swarthfield Westmoreland and Stanhope Street Hyde Park Gardens who died 16/03/1871 at Swarthfield proved 13/04/1871, effects under £35,000.


T71/872 Hanover claim no. 88; T71/857 St Ann claim nos. 542 (Belle Air Pen), 543 (Unity Pen), 544[A] (Cardiff Hall Pen), 584 (Orange Valley Estate) and 588.

  1. The Royal Kalendar and Court and City Register for England, Scotland, Ireland and the Colonies (1822) p. 253 shows Hugh Parkin as the Solicitor to the General Post Office; Gentleman's Magazine Vol. 120 p. 562;, London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database online]; Peter Dickson 'Blagrove of Jamaica, a curious inheritance' (2008), [accessed 31/10/2011].

  2. 1851 and 1861 censuses online; National Probate Calendar 1871.

Further Information

Mary Charlotte Blagrove
Charlotte Elizabeth
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (5)

£3,632 7s 1d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£3,061 5s 7d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£3,026 1s 3d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£3,243 6s 10d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£9,126 4s 1d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)

Associated Estates (6)

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
1834 [EA] - → Trustee and Executor
1834 [EA] - → Trustee and Executor
1825 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Trustee and Executor
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Trustee and Executor
1834 [EA] - → Trustee and Executor
1834 [EA] - → Trustee and Executor

Addresses (3)

Swarthfield, Howtown (near), Westmorland, Northern England, England
8 Stanhope Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst, Kent, South-east England , England