Charles Pinney

29th Apr 1793 - 17th Jun 1867

Claimant or beneficiary


Merchant of Bristol, partner in Pinney and Case (q.v.), brother of John Frederick Pinney (q.v.) and Mayor of Bristol during the 1831 riots over the Reform Bill, and a major recipient of compensation in Nevis and St Kitts, primarily as mortgagee.

  1. Son of John Pretor Pinney, sugar planter and merchant, and Jane Weekes, daughter of Major William Burt Weekes, both of Nevis. Born Bristol 29/04/1793, took over father's business 'to become a merchant and a slave owner, in partnership with E. Case at Bristol.' Came close to proposing to daughter of Wilberforce, married instead 08/03/1831 Frances Mary Still (2 sons and 1 daughter). Common Councillor in Bristol 1822-1835, sheriff 1823-4, one of few whigs in on the council. President of Whig Anchor society 1822. Sworn in as mayor 16/09/1831. Tried and acquitted of neglect of duty 25/10/1832. One of first aldermen of reformed corporation 1835-1853. President of Merchant Venturers 1844-5.  

  2. Will of Charles Pinney of Camp House Clifton who died 17/06/1867 proved 02/09/1867 by executors including sons Frederick Wake Pinney of Somerton and Rev. John Charles Pinney of Coleshill Warks, effects under £60,000.


  1. ODNB online, Elizabeth Baigent, 'Pinney, Charles (1793-1867), mayor of Bristol.'

  2. National Probate Calendar 1867.

Further Information

Married but no further details
Frederick Wake, Rev. John Charles
Wealth at death
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Claims (12)

£2,968 16S 10D
£2,710 10S 8D
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Mortgagee)
£211 8S 3D
£151 11S 6D
£4,096 6S 2D
£2,214 13S 10D
£3,471 12S 7D
£1,536 11S 3D
Awardee (Assignee)
£2,349 10S 4D
£2,694 3S 6D
£3,572 10S 11D
Awardee (Trustee)
£1,270 4S 5D

Associated Estates (5)

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
1828 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Owner
1825 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Owner
01/10/1826 [SD] - 1828 [LA] → Owner
1828 [SY] - 1834 [EY] → Joint owner
1827 [SY] - 1828 [EY] → Joint owner
  1. The start year which has been entered is the earliest date verifiable by the sources which have been viewed. In the 1827 - 1828 Register it is recorded that Pinney Ames and Co. had received the estate "from Thomas Pemberton Receiver for the Court of Chancery for the estates of Joseph Syder died". However, the date on which this occurred is not recorded in the register.

  2. Charles Pinney sold the estate to John James Amory in June 1828,

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Senior partner
Pinney and Ames
West India merchant  
Firm Investment
notes →
28/02/1837: "Deed of Partnership - (1) Joseph Bell Clarke of Manchester, cotton manufacturer, William Edward Acraman, Alfred John Acraman, Philip William Skynner Miles, Thomas Kington, Peter Maze,...

Physical (1)

Country house
Camp House [Built] 
notes →

Relationships (3)

Business partners
Notes →
Son → Father

Addresses (2)

7 Great George Street, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
Camp House, Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England