William Beckford

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Biography

William Beckford, the author of Vathek, and son of Alderman William Beckford.

  1. Beckford's daughter Susan (d. 1859) married Sir Alexander Douglas-Hamilton 10th Duke of Hamilton (1767-1852).   

Sources

  1. William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? A biographical dictionary of British wealth-holders Volume Two 1840-1859 (London, Social Affairs Unit, 2012) reference 1854/32; the 10th Duke left £126,704. 1863/73 for Hamilton, 11th Duke of (the son of the 10th Duke and Susan Beckford) 'Landowner and mineral owner', who left £419,980.

Further Information

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British/Irish

Associated Claims (4)

£2,570 2S 3D
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£3,183 17S 7D
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£4,318 2S 10D
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£2,731 0S 2D
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Legacies Summary

Historical (1)

BooksAuthor?
Vathek, an Arabian... 1834