William John Bankes

1786 - 1855

Claimant or beneficiary


Claimant on an as yet unidentified estate on St Kitts under St Kitts claim no. 705, almost certainly as a trustee connected with his mother's family the Woodleys. His mother Frances Woodley, daughter of William Woodley the former Governor of the Leeward Islands (q.v. under William Woodley MP) had married Henry Bankes of Kingston Lacy, MP for Corfe Castle 1780-1826 and Dorset 1826-1831. William John Bankes was himself MP for Truro, Cambridge University, Marlborough and Dorset at various times between 1810 and 1834.


http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1790-1820/member/bankes-william-john-1786-1855; http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1790-1820/member/bankes-henry-1756-1834 [both accessed 03/02/2016].

Further Information


Associated Claims (1)

£2,925 4S 2D
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Trustee)

Legacies Summary

Physical (2)

Country house
Kingston lacy 
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"commissioned his friend Charles Barry to encase the red brick hall in stone, and enlarge his other property Soughton Hall. Barry remodelled Kingston Lacy between 1835 and 1838. The work involved...
Corfe Castle 
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Inherited from his father in...

Relationships (1)

Grandson → Grandfather
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William Woodley's daughter Frances married Henry Bankes of Kingston Lacy in 1784....

Addresses (1)

Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, Wessex, England