William John Bankes

11th Dec 1786 - 15th Apr 1855

Claimant or beneficiary


Claimant on an unnamed estate on St Kitts (almost certainly Nichola Town estate) under St Kitts claim no. 705. 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.

Rather more interested in travelling abroad than anything else. Died in Venice, where had lived since c.1840.


History of Parliament online: William John Bankes; History of Parliament online: Henry Bankes [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...

Political (1)

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Truro Cornwall
1810 - 1812
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Cambridge University Cambridgeshire
1822 - 1826
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Marlborough Wiltshire
1829 - 1832
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Dorset Dorset
1832 - 1834

Relationships (2)

Nephew → Aunt
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