Charles Stewart Parker

1800 - 26th Oct 1868

Claimant or beneficiary


Partner in Sandbach Tinne (q.v.)

  1. Son of Charles Stewart Parker (unknown -1825 sic but registered in Scottish probate 05/01/1829 and PROB 11 November 1828). The first Charles Stewart Parker left £105,893, a West Indies merchant in Glasgow. 

  2. Will of Charles Stewart Parker who died 26/10/1868 at St Ann's Road Aigburth proved 18/11/1868 by Anne the widow, Charles Stuart [sic] Parker, Samuel Sandbach Parker, and Alfred Traill Parker the sons, 4 of the executors. Effects under £60,000. Death registered West Derby Q4 1868 aged 68. 

  3. Charles Stewart Parker Tennent (1817-1864), the son of Hugh Tennent (1780-1864, originally a West India merchant in Midleton & Tennent then a brewer) and Christian Rainy (d. 1863), was a Glasgow brewer who left £212,892 in 1864: he was presumably named after Charles Stewart Parker the father.

  4. Charles Stewart Parker's (d. 1868) oldest son Charles Stuart Parker (1829-1910) was Liberal MP for Perthshire 1868-1874 and for the City of Perth 1878-1892. He 'inherited ample means' (ODNB). At Oxford from the 1840s became associated with important liberal intellectuals, ranging from Frederic Harrison, the Positivist, to T. H. Green, and became one of the first lecturers in modern history from the 1850s. Developed a particular interest in educational reform, first of Oxford and then as a member of the public schools commission (1868–74), Author of Sir Robert Peel . . . (3 vols., 1891–9) and Life and Letters of Sir James Graham (2 vols., 1907). 

  5. Charles Stewart Parker's grandson Evelyn Stuart Parker (d. 1936), also a partner in Sandbach Tinne (and grandson also of John Abraham Tinne), was responsible for the development of the island of Little Cumbrae, which he bought in 1913, rebuilding Little Cumbrae House there and commissioning a Red and Gold garden from Gertrude Jekyll. He left £295,621 4s 8d at death.


T71/885 British Guiana claim nos. 546 (Plantation Industry), 640 (Prospect), 641 (Little Diamond), 654 (Vriesland), 668 (Javer Beusdeune (?) and Regt Door Zee (?)), 693 (La Jalousie & Fellowship), 694, 701 (Edinburgh), 702 (Leonora), 709 (De Hinderen and Boodes Rust), 712 (Truxen de Vrienden(?)) and 852; T71/886 British Guiana claim nos. 1296 and 1305.

  1. William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? A biographical dictionary of British wealth-holders Volume One 1809-1839 (London, Social Affairs Unit, 2009) 1829/34 Charles Stewart Parker the father. 

  2. National Probate Calendar 1868; FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]. 

  3. William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? 1860- (Volumes 3 and 4, manuscripts in preparation), reference 1864/61.

  4. ODNB online, [Anon], rev. H.C.G. Matthew, 'Parker, Charles Stuart (1829-1910), politician and biographer; and see also Christopher Harvie, The lights of liberalism: university liberals and the challenge of democracy, 1860–86 (1976).

  5. [accessed 05/11/2019]; National Probate Calendar 1936.

Further Information

Anne Sandbach
Charles Stuart [sic], Samuel Sandbach, Alfred Traill, George Rainy, Margaret Anne

Will proven 18/11/1868.

Wealth at death

Associated Claims (16)

£391 8s 2d
£1,411 13s 11d
£63 0s 1d
Not a claimant (Assignee)
£13,634 11s 4d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£1,904 16s 1d
£5,683 2s 1d
£12,375 9s 3d
£4,121 7s 10d
£2,419 1s 9d
£20,752 14s 3d
£232 1s 7d
Not a claimant (Assignee)
£402 2s 10d
Awardee (Trustee)
£14,231 0s 7d
£15,482 14s 8d
£13,011 2s 9d
£8,552 4s 11d

Associated Estates (1)

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
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Railway Investment
Cheltenham, Oxford, and London and Birmingham Union; or Charlton Kings and Marsworth [183732]  
Name partner
Sandbach Tinne
West India merchant  

Relationships (8)

Son → Father
Brother → Sister
Business partners
Business partners
Business partners

Addresses (1)

St Anns Road, Aigburth, Liverpool, Lancashire, Merseyside, North-west England, England