George Welbank

Male 1777 - 1821


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  • Name  George Welbank 
    Born  6 Jan 1777 
    Christened  29 Jan 1777 
    Gender  Male 
    Note  15 Jan 1799  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Freedom of City of London 
    Occupation  1800 
    ship's broker or "Russian" broker and warehouse manager for the East India Company. Initially in company with George Brown the Younger of Stockton, his father's cousin (1800 Brown, Welbank and Petit 
    Note  1801 
    Offer of Welbank Sharpe and Browne, TI/671. In 1801 there sailed to NSW Welbank Sharpe and Browne's convict transports Canada, Minorca and Nile. Bateson, The Convict Ships, pp. 13-14. Brown, Welbank and Petyt also had contracts for the convict transports Coromandel and Perseus in 1801. 
    Note  1802 
    Charter of the Coromandel and Perseus, 19 Jan 1802. Welbank Brown & Petyt will be paid 10 per convict taken aboard and a further 5 for every convict delivered alive; half the rate for children. Lots of other detail.
    Historical Records of Australia
    Series 1 Governors Despatches to and from England
    Volume 3 1801-2
    Published by The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1915 
    Note  1808 
    A Mr Welbank esq of London and Ravensworth Cowton, Yorks, is a Grantee of Arms in 1808.

    Vol XXIV fol 396 Personal Grants of Arms on record at the College of Arms. Grant books at the Herald's College, printed books and MSS in the British Museum, by John Foster, Grantees of Arms vol 2. 
    Residence  1812  Wilsden-house, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Gentleman's Magazine, Vol 112, P402
    Sep 22nd 1812: At Wilsden-house, Middlesex, the wife of G. Welbank Esq of St James's-place and eldest daughter of James Trotter of Horton Place, Surrey. 
    Note  31 May 1815 
    Case Rex v Welbank and others, King's Bench

    George Brown the Younger had died in 1811 and established a trust under his Will, to carry out charitable works in Arkengarthdale. George Welbank was one of the trustees until his death, so would have been the Welbank named in the case. The case concerns the rates payable on land which had been leased for mining, and was quite influential. 
    Note  1820 
    IN 1820 he was involved in buying a mortgage through Messrs Hanby Holmes, solicitors of Durham:

    Ref No. D/HH 3/1/21/26
    1820
    (1) Robert Johnson of Ploughlands, Crosby Garratt, Westmorland
    (2) Ann Hutchinson of Barningham, Yorks., widow
    (3) George Welbank of St. James' Place, Middlesex, Esquire; William Sampson of Copthall Court, Throgmorton Street, London, Esquire; Robert Clarke of Stockton, gentleman

    Draft assignment by (2) to (3) of two messuages and lands (Kidley Close etc.) as specified in Arkengarthdale, Yorks., for the remainder of two terms of 2,000 years. Recites previous deeds

    Consideration: £500 (to (2) in part redemption of mortgage money due from (1) to (2))

    [George Brown the Younger, his business associate and cousin once removed, had died a wealthy man and established a charitable trust that owned land in Arkengarthdale and was managed by several of his relatives. Richard Bethell, his sister Mary's husband, was involved and Captain Robert Welbank took over on George's death. William Sampson was his sister Harriet's husband.] 
    Occupation  Broker of St James Place, London SW 
    Died  1821 
    Buried  14 May 1821  St John the Evangelist, Coulsdon, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I480  Welbank1
    Last Modified  23 Aug 2020 

    Father  William Welbank,   b. 28 Aug 1741, Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1791, [Will] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Jemima Jones,   b. Abt 1754, of Stratford le Bow, Middx. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1840 , Ramsgate, Kent, England - Age 86 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Apr 1775  St. Botolph Without Bishopsgate, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F159  Group Sheet

    Family  Anne Trotter,   b. 1784,   d. 21 Sep 1812, Wilsden-house, Middlesex, England. aged 28 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 May 1808  Parish Church, Epsom, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Type: Licence 
    Children 
     1. George Welbank,   b. 9 Sep 1809, St James Place, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1841, Age 32. d. unm and dsp Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Mary Elizabeth Welbank,   b. 26 Mar 1812, St James Place, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1885, Horton Manor, Epsom, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  5 Feb 2012 
    Family ID  F161  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    London. England, Freedom of the City Admission Papers, 1681-1925
    London. England, Freedom of the City Admission Papers, 1681-1925
    Freedom of the City 26 Jan 1768

  • Sources 
    1. [S3054] Vicar-General Marriage Licence Allegations 1694-1850.