Philip Dehany

1720 - 27th Oct 1809


Philip Dehany (c. 1720-1809), owner of the Point and Barbican [and possibly Paradise] sugar estates and the enslaved people on them in Hanover, was the son of David Dehany, merchant of Bristol and planter of Jamaica and Mary, daughter of Matthew Gregory. He married Margaret Salter Hooper (who inherited Salter's plantation and the enslaved people upon it in Barbados from her aunt Margaret Salter in 1803) and had a daughter - Mary Salter Dehany (q.v.) - who was born c. 1740 in Jamaica and died 1832 at Hayes Place, Kent. Philip Dehany himself has addresses attributed to him 1767/1787 at Farleigh Wallop, Hampshire, England; after 1770 at Kempshott Manor, Hampshire (which he built); and at 1809 in Seymour Street, Portman Square, London, England. He was a founder member of the MCC and third owner of Hayes Place, Kent. (The first owner was the first Lord Chatham.) Philip Dehany was also MP for St Ives, 1778-1780.

  1. Will of Philip Dehany of Seymour Street Portman Square proved 13/12 1809. The will is extremely brief, leaving his entire estate to his daughter Mary Salter Dehany and making her his sole executrix.

Sources [accessed 19/12/2015];; Brandow, Genealogies of Barbados Families p.285.

  1. PROB 11/1506/257.

Further Information

Margaret Salter Hooper
Mary Salter Dehany
Plantation owner

Associated Estates (4)

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
1754 [SY] - 27/10/1809 [ED] → Owner
1764 [EA] - 1786 [LA] → Owner
1759 [EA] - 1759 [LA] → Joint owner

Shown as joint owner with Mrs Mary Dehany, presumably his mother.

1754 [SY] - 27/10/1809 [ED] → Owner

Inherited the estates of his father David Dehany under the latter's will, proved 1754.

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

'Mr and Mrs Dehany and their daughter', triple portrait by Thomas Gainsborough sold at Sotheby's 16/11/1988, est. £300-500,000, GB hammer £390,000. ... 
notes →;...

Physical (1)

Country house
Kempshott House [Built] 
description →
18thC brick house, built c. 1773 by Philip Dehany, later used by the Prince Regent as a shooting lodge 1788-1795 after Dehany's sale of the property in 1787. ...
notes →
The remaining area of Kempshott Park is now a golf course....

Political (1)

election →
St. Ives Cornwall
1778 - 1780

Relationships (5)

Father → Daughter
Great-uncle → Great-nephew
Son → Father
Other relatives
Notes →
Philip Dehany was married to Margaret Salter Dehany, the niece of Richard...

Addresses (2)

Kempshot Park, Hampshire, Wessex, England
Seymour Street, Portman Square, London, Middlesex, London, England