Samuel Trehawke Kekewich

1796 - 1873

Claimant or beneficiary


Samuel Trehawke Kekewich (also given as Kekewick), trustee of marriage settlement of William James D'Urban and Mary Elizabeth Stewart Mitchell.

  1. Son of Samuel Kekewich of Bowdon Devon. Matriculated Christ Church Oxford 27/10/1814 aged 17. MP for Exeter August 1826-1830, South Devonshire 1858-death 01/06/1873. Sheriff 1834. See Eton School Lists.

  2. Samuel Trehawke Kekewick married Agatha Langston, probably daughter of the banker John Langston (d. 1812) of Langston, Towgood & Amory.

  3. In 1851 Samuel Trehawke Kekewich was living at Peamore, born Bowden Devon, with (second) wife Louisa and children Agatha, Elizabeth, Julia, George, Emma and Louisa. Death registered Q3 1873 St Thomas Devonshire. Will of Samuel Trehawke Keekwich who died 01/06/1873 proved at Exeter 05/09/1873 by widow Louisa Kekewich of Peamore, effects under £25,000.

  4. The Peamore estate passed to his eldest son Trehawke Kekewich (1823-1909). His son from his second marriage was Sir George Kekewich (1841-1921), secretary to the education department and Conservative MP for Exeter, 1906-10.


  1., Oxford University Alumni, 1500-1886 [database online].

  2. William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? A biographical dictionary of British wealth-holders Volume Two 1840-1859 (MS) reference 1845/19 is Henrietta Maria Langston, sister of Agatha Langston: the entry mentions Samuel Trehawke Kekewich/Kekewick.

  3. 1851 census online; FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]; National Probate Calendar 1873.

  4. D. R. Fisher (ed.), The House of Commons 1820-1832 (7 vols., Cambridge, Cambridge University Press for the History of Parliament Trust, 2009), vol. V.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Sam Trehawke Kekewick
(1) Agatha Langston (2) Louisa Buck
With (1) Trehawke (1823-1909), Agatha (1825-), Elizabeth (1827-), Sir Arthur Kekewich (1832-1907), Julia (1833-). With (2) George William (1842-), Emma (1844-), Louisa (1845-)
Wealth at death
Oxford (Christ Church) [1814 ]

Associated Claims (1)

£3,013 12s 7d
Awardee (Trustee)

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Railway Investment
North Devon [1846400]  

Political (1)

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Exeter Devon
1826 - 1830
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Devon Southern Devon
1858 - 1873

Addresses (1)

Peamore Park, Exeter, Devon, Devon & Cornwall, England