Christopher Jeaffreson II of Dullingham

1699 - 1749


MP for Cambridge 1744-7, 1748-9. Heir of his godfather (and cousin of his father) Christopher Jeaffreson I of Dullingham, 'succeeded to estates in the West Indies and Suffolk acquired by his great-uncle John Jeaffreson, who had migrated to Antigua in 1624.'

  1. Will of Christopher Jeaffreson of Dullingham proved 22/01/1748 [sic]. In the will oddly, he left nothing to his eldest son Christopher but £2000 each to his son Shuckburgh and daughter Elizabeth (of which she would forego £1500 in favour of her brother Christopher if she married without the consent of her guardians), secured on his estates (including in the West Indies), which he ordered to be sold but left discretion to his wife on the sale of Dullingham.

Sources [accessed 25/05/2016]; S.J. and P.O. Hough, The Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection at Hamilton College (1994) pp. 193-196.

  1. PROB 11/767/257.

Further Information

Christopher; Shuckburgh; Elizabeth
Cambridge (Magdalene) [1717 ]

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
- 1749 [EY] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Country house
Dullingham House [Built] 
description →
Mid-18thC brick house, 'probably constructed by Christopher Jeaffreson (d. 1749) although its plan suggests it may encase an earlier building.' Landscape by Repton c. 1800....

Political (1)

election →
Cambridge Cambridgeshire
1744 - 1777
election →
Cambridge Cambridgeshire
1748 - 1749

Relationships (3)

Father → Son
Legatee → Testator
Notes →
Christopher Jeaffreson II was heir of his godfather Christopher Jeaffreson I....
Grandfather → Grandson

Addresses (1)

Dullingham, Cambridgeshire, East Anglia, England