Benjamin Hopkins

???? - 1779


Underwriter and merchant, Director of the Bank of England, Chamberlain of London and MP for Great Bedwyn 1771-1774. Under a deed of 03/06/1771 Benjamin Hopkins of Broad Street London purchased for £550 an annuity of £50 p.a. for his life (aged 36) and that of John Fane (aged 20), eldest son of Henry Fane of Wormsley Oxfordshire [MP for Lyme Regis 1757-1777] from Rowland Ash secured on Ash's estate and enslaved people on St Vincent, as one of a small group of purchasers paying in total £3175 for annuities amounting to £325 p.a. The schedule of annuitants immediately precedes a list of 76 enslaved people on whom the annuities were secured. Richard Willis of London guaranteed the payments.

Sources; Deed Book 1771-1772, British Library, EAP688/1/1/26, pp. 108-121;

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Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Bank of England
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Director 1765-67; 1768-71; 1772-75;...

Political (1)

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Great Bedwyn Wiltshire
1771 - 1774

Relationships (1)

Annuitant → Grantor

Addresses (1)

Broad Street, City of London, Middlesex, London, England
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Of Broad Street in 1771