John Peter Hankey
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1770 - 1807
London merchant, partner and adopted son of Peter Simond (q.v.).
- John Peter Hankey merchant late Alderman of the City of London by his will dated 07/12/1793 and proved 25/05/1807 left all his estates in Grenada including 'sugar works..negroes[,] slaves[,] plantation utensils' in trust (the trustees were his brothers Thomson Hankey and Frederick later Sir Frederick Hankey, his cousin Augustus Robert Hankey and Isabella's brother Sir William Alexander). Two-thirds of these estates were left to his widow Isabella Hankey for her lifetime and after her death half of this interest (i.e. one-third of the total) was to be disposed by her as she saw fit. hTe second of the two shares of one-third each passed to his wife was after her decease to be divided equally among his children. The missing third appears to have belonged to the family of Hankey's partner Peter Simond, who died in 1786 having adopted John [Peter] Hankey as his son.
Married but no further details