George Robert Smith

1793 - 23rd Feb 1869

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Banker, partner in Smith, Payne & Smith (q.v.).

  1. Son of George Smith (died in 1837, left £200,000). Will of George Robert Smith late of Selsdon Surrey who died 23/1/1869 proved 16/4/1869, effects under £300,000.

Sources

T71/885 British Guiana claim no. 167 (Plantation Friends); T71/870 St Elizabeth claim no. 535A-C (Holland Estate); T71/879 St Kitts claim nos. 749 (Estridges) and 752 (Estridges Bramble Estate).

  1. William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? A biographical dictionary of British wealth-holders Volume One 1809-1839 (London, Social Affairs Unit, 2009) reference 1837/5 (George Smith); William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? A biographical dictionary of British wealth-holders Volumes Three and Four 1860- (forthcoming) reference 1869/71 (George Robert Smith).

Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Jane Maberly
Wealth at death
£300,000
Rubinstein
1869/71

Associated Claims (4)

£14,689 12S 3D
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£2,074 14S 10D
Awardee
£1,751 18S 7D
Awardee
£715 18S 10D
Awardee

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Railway Investment
London and York [1845119]  
£5000 
Firm Investment
 

Cultural (1)

Co-founder
British Relief Association...... 
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Private charity founded by bankers to save lives during the Irish...

Physical (1)

Estate
Selsdon Park 
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Bought by George Robert Smith's father George Smith (1765-1836), an MP, banker and director of the East India Company, in 1810. 'Smith transformed the farm house into a mansion (later to become the...

Political (1)

MP
 
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Midhurst Sussex
1831 - 1832
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Wycombe Buckinghamshire
1838 - 1841

Addresses (2)

Lombard Street, City of London, Middlesex, London, England
Selsdon Park, Selsdon, Surrey, London, England