Sir Culling Smith

???? - 1812


London mortgagee of 'slave-property', brother of Thomas Smith of Hadley (q.v.). Although the founder of a dynasty of baronets (first Smith then Eardley), little has been found of him to date. He was the son-in-law of Sir Sampson Gideon (1745-1821) 1st Baron Eardley, whose three daughters including Sir Culling Smith's wife were his [Sir Sampson Gideon's] co-heirs. The History of Parliament entry for his grandson Sir Culling Eardley Smith 3rd bart. refers back to the latter's maternal great grand-father Sampson [sic] Gideon, which appears to be a confusion of Sir Sampson Gideon (1745-1821) with the latter's father Samson Gideon (1699-1762), the financier.


EAP 148/4/4 Indenture by which John Bourryau of Blightborough in the county of Lincoln at present residing in the island of Saint Christopher leases to Culling Smith of Red Lyon Square in the Parish of Saint George the Martyr in the county of Middlesex, England, various plantations in the island of Saint Christopher, [accessed 25/09/2018]; he also held an incumbrance on the property of Walter Nisbet (q.v.), reportedly in Jamaica but more likely on Nevis; [accessed 25/09/2018]; Samuel, Edgar. 2004 "Gideon, Samson (1699–1762), financier." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 7 Jul. 2019.

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Associated Estates (1)

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
1763 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder

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Sir Culling Smith was an incumbrancer on the property of Walter Nisbet of...

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Bedwell Park, Hertfordshire, South-east England, England