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Underwriter and merchant, Director of the Bank of England, Chamberlain of London and MP for Great Bedwyn 1771-1774. Under a deed of 03/06/1771 Benjamin Hopkins of Broad Street London purchased for £550 an annuity of £50 p.a. for his life (aged 36) and that of John Fane (aged 20), eldest son of Henry Fane of Wormsley Oxfordshire [MP for Lyme Regis 1757-1777] from Rowland Ash secured on Ash's estate and enslaved people on St Vincent, as one of a small group of purchasers paying in total £3175 for annuities amounting to £325 p.a. The schedule of annuitants immediately precedes a list of 76 enslaved people on whom the annuities were secured. Richard Willis of London guaranteed the payments.
http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1754-1790/member/hopkins-benjamin-1734-79; Deed Book 1771-1772, British Library, EAP688/1/1/26, https://eap.bl.uk/archive-file/EAP688-1-1-26 pp. 108-121; https://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1754-1790/member/fane-henry-1703-77.
Bank of England
Director 1765-67; 1768-71; 1772-75;...
Great Bedwyn Wiltshire
1771 - 1774
Annuitant → Grantor
Broad Street, City of London, Middlesex, London, England
Of Broad Street in 1771