Charles Pinney

29th Apr 1793 - 17th Jun 1867

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Merchant of Bristol, partner in Pinney and Case (q.v.), brother of John Frederick Pinney (q.v.) and Mayor of Bristol during the 1831 riots over the Reform Bill, and a major recipient of compensation in Nevis and St Kitts, primarily as mortgagee.

  1. Son of John Pretor Pinney, sugar planter and merchant, and Jane Weekes, daughter of Major William Burt Weekes, both of Nevis. Born Bristol 29/04/1793, took over father's business 'to become a merchant and a slave owner, in partnership with E. Case at Bristol.' Came close to proposing to daughter of Wilberforce, married instead 08/03/1831 Frances Mary Still (2 sons and 1 daughter). Common Councillor in Bristol 1822-1835, sheriff 1823-4, one of few whigs in on the council. President of Whig Anchor society 1822. Sworn in as mayor 16/09/1831. Tried and acquitted of neglect of duty 25/10/1832. One of first aldermen of reformed corporation 1835-1853. President of Merchant Venturers 1844-5.  

  2. Will of Charles Pinney of Camp House Clifton who died 17/06/1867 proved 02/09/1867 by executors including sons Frederick Wake Pinney of Somerton and Rev. John Charles Pinney of Coleshill Warks.

Sources

  1. National Probate Calendar 1867.

  2. ODNB online, Elizabeth Baigent, 'Pinney, Charles (1793-1867), mayor of Bristol.'


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Married but no further details
Children
Frederick Wake, Rev. John Charles
Wealth at death
£60,000
Occupation
Merchant
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Claims (11)

£2,968 16S 10D
Awardee
£3,572 10S 11D
Awardee
£211 8S 3D
Awardee
£151 11S 6D
Awardee
£4,096 6S 2D
Awardee
£2,214 13S 10D
Awardee
£3,471 12S 7D
Awardee
£1,536 11S 3D
Awardee (Assignee)
£2,349 10S 4D
Awardee
£2,694 3S 6D
Awardee
£1,270 4S 5D
Awardee

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Senior partner
Pinney and Ames
West India merchant