Renn Hampden

???? - 8th Jun 1852

Claimant or beneficiary


Renn Hampden (given as Hamden in the compensation records), Barbados slave-owner, MP for Great Marlow 1842-1847. His identification as the owner of Balls is secure [see below] but his co-ownership with other estates with John Hampden has yet to be clarified.

  1. Death "On the 8th ult., in the Island of Barbadoes, Renn Hampden, Esq., formerly of the Manor-house, Little Marlow, Bucks, and M.P. for the borough of Great Marlow."

  2. Joseph Robert Lumley, Esq., of Harleston, Northamptonshire, [marriage to] to Sarah, relict of Renn Hampden, Esq., of Balls, in the island of Barbadoes, and late M. P. for Marlow, Bucks.


  1. Shipping and Mercantile Gazette 23/06/1852.

  2. Hereford Times 24/03/1855.

We are grateful to Peter Selley for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Renn Hamden

Associated Claims (4)

£217 9s 11d
£1,293 6s 8d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£1,782 14s 0d
£3,250 16s 1d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

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
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Joint owner
1820 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1832 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney

In the Register the name is given as Renn Hamden; but it is almost certainly Renn Hampden.

1829 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Not known
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Attorney

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

election →
Great Marlow Buckinghamshire
1842 - 1847

Relationships (1)

Notes →
It is highly likely that they were brothers: they both owned the Small Ridge estate in Barbados in 1832: see TNA, T71/549, p. 87. In the will of Rev. John Hampden proved 1849 he shows his brother as...

Addresses (1)

Manor House, Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire, Central England, England