Mrs Sarah Gwyn (née Pinnock)

???? - 1821


  1. Will of Mrs Sarah Gwyn widow of Somerset Street Portman Square proved 03/03/1821. The will identified George Pinnock lately residing with her at Somerset Street but now of Jamaica as her brother. She was, she said 'absolutely possessed of' certain enslaved people leased to Middleton and Citron Valley. At the end of the lease they were to be sold for the best price, to pay her debts and leave £1000 to her sister Jane Cuthbert. She made further bequests of £500 to two male family members, and left £1000 in consols with the interest to be paid to Miss Maria Gwynn of Prescott Lancashire.

  2. Sarah Gwyn's address is likely to be 32 Somerset Street. Seignelay Cuthbert, exiled Bishop of Rodez and brother of Lewis Cuthbert (q.v.) wrote to a "Major Cuthbert of Carolina" in 1803 giving his correspondence address as "Sommerset Street, Portman Square, No. 32, to be 'recommended' to Mr. Groynn[sic.], London."


  1. PROB 11/1640/211.

  2. Joseph Bulloch, The Cuthberts, barons of Castle Hill, and their descendants in South Carolina and Georgia (1908) p. 34. This is confirmed with the surname Gwynn in later London Directories.

We are grateful to Jim Brennan for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Married but no further details

Associated Estates (2)

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] - 1820 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - → Previous owner

Relationships (3)

Aunt → Nephew
Widow → Deceased Husband
Notes →
Inferred relationship...
Sister → Brother

Addresses (1)

Somerset Street, Portman Square, London, Middlesex, London, England