George Leake

No Dates

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Awarded with the London bankers William and Frederick Whitmore (q.v.) a share of the compensation for part of a group of enslaved people in St Thomas-in-the-East in Jamaica. This is possibly the same man as the George Leake awarded the compensation under Portland no. 111.  

  1. George Leake of no. 38 Fenchurch-street, merchant was the Pet[itioning] Cr[editor] in the Whitmore Wells bankruptcy in 1841. In 1841 George Leake merchant aged 45 was living with Jane Leake aged 65 at Park Terrace, St Mary Islington West.

  2. George Leake (1786-1849), a merchant and banker who emigrated to Swan River in Western Australia in 1829 with considerable wealth and backing from London must have been a different man, albeit conceivably a relative. This George Leake's great-nephew married the daughter of Sir Archibald Paull Burt (1810-1879, q.v.).


Sources

St Thomas-in-the-East no. 23.

  1. The Law Journal 1841 Bankrupt and Dividend List p. 47; 1841 census online.

  2. M. Medcalf, 'Leake, George (1786–1849)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/leake-george-2343/text3055, published first in hardcopy 1967, accessed online 11 October 2016. M. Medcalf, 'Leake, George Walpole (1825–1895)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/leake-george-walpole-4000/text6331, published first in hardcopy 1974, accessed online 11 October 2016. B. K. De Garis, 'Leake, George (1856–1902)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/leake-george-7137/text12317, published first in hardcopy 1986, accessed online 11 October 2016.

We are grateful to Michael Chapman for his assistance with compiling this entry.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Occupation
Merchant

Associated Claims (1)

£487 9s 4d
Awardee

Addresses (1)

38 Fenchurch Street, City of London, Middlesex, London, England