George Shum Storey

???? - 1846

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded part of the compensation for the Spring estate of Samuel Barrett in St James Jamaica as one of several 'trustees and annuitants' under a deed of 1812, almost certainly the marriage settlement of Samuel Barrett and Margaret Gillies Storey, daughter of Robert Storey of Arcot.

  1. Probably George Shum Storey (né Shum), the son of a London sugar refiner, who added his wife's name to his own (she was also a daughter of Robert Storey, an East Indian) and died 1846 'of Ham Common'. This was the same man shown as a member of the Newcastle Lit and Phil in 1825 and 1826.  

  2. The beneficiaries of the award appear to have been Lawrence [sic] Oliphant and 'Margaret Gillis' his wife: Oliphant, a widower, and Margaret Gilllies Barrett a widow were married at St Pancras Parish Chapel 23/08/1825. Margaret Gillis Barrett was the widow of Samuel Barrett 'of Park Hill in the County of York' who died in 1824, and under her marriage settlement with Samuel Barrett had an annuity of £1500 p.a., secured on The Spring. Laurence Oliphant of Condie was one of the executors of Samuel Barrett's will added in 1823. Samuel Barrett was living at Ham Common in 1818, and one of his marriage settlement trustees, John Graham-Clarke (who held a mortgage over the Spring, Schawfield and Thatchfield estates) is known to have died that year. Possibly Barrett's brother-in-law George Shum Storey was appointed in his place.


T71/873 St James no. 651.

  1. The wills of George Shum and George Shum Storey are transcribed at [accessed 21/05/2012]. Gentleman's Magazine described George Shum Storey as of Ham Common and Arcot Northumberland on the marriage of his son Henry in 1840. The George Henry Shum Storey of Arcot Newcastle who died in 1869 was the nephew of Charles Frances Shum and grandson of George Shum Storey, National Probate Calendar 1870.

  2., London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]; R.A. Barrett, The Barretts of Jamaica: the family of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Winfield, Kansas, Armstrong Browning Library of Baylor University; The Browning Society; Wedgestone Press, 2000) pp. 69-70.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
George Storey
Ann Storey
4 daughters; 5 sons

Associated Claims (1)

£4,213 13s 11d
Awardee (Trustee)

Legacies Summary

Imperial (1)

East India Company
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His father-in-law Robert Storey was a physician in...

Addresses (2)

Ham Common, Ham, Surrey, London, England
Arcot Hall, Cramlington, Northumberland, Northern England, England