Rev. Robert Hesketh

1774 - 11th Feb 1837

Claimant or beneficiary


Anglican clergyman, awarded the compensation for Parson Mawle estate on Antigua with G.W. Ledeatt (q.v.). His ownership appears to have passed to him from his first wife, Eliza Gabbet[t] née Mayer (1772-1807), daughter of John Mayer of Antigua.

  1. Robert Hesketh, son of Robert of Shrewsbury Salop, matriculated Christ Church 11/10/1792 aged 18, BA 1797, MA 1814, Rector of Acton Burnell 1815 and of St Dunstan's-in-the-East London 1817 until his death 11/02/1837.  Rev. Robert Hesketh married Eliza Gabbett widow at St Michael Cornhill 23/08/1804; the Rev. Robert Hesketh of the parish of St Andrew Holborn widower married Emma Daniel[l] of the parish of St Giles 16/08/1809. The family lived at Parkhurst, Church Street, Epsom. Will of Rev. Robert Hesketh, otherwise Robert Cuthbert Hesketh, Clerk of Epsom Surrey proved 15/03/1837.

  2. Robert Hesketh lived in Parkhurst, Church Street, Epsom, next door to the family of his second wife Emma Daniell.


T71/877 Antigua no. 51, which identifies him as of Epsom Surrey;, England and Wales Visitation, Volume I, III-XIV [database online].

  1., Oxford University Alumni, 1500-1886 [database online];, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]; ibid.; PROB 11/1874. CCEd [database online] Person ID 11724 Robert Cuthbert Hesketh shows him ordained priest 20/01/1799 and as stipendiary curate of Broughton 15/12/1797, and correctly raises the question whether it is the same man as CCEd 11723 Robert Hesketh, appointed rector of Acton Burnell 12/01/1813 [sic]: it is.

  2. See and [accessed 01/03/2013] for details of the ownership of Parkhurst and Richmond House and for the memorial inscription of Robert Hesketh in St Martin's Churchyard, Epsom.

We are grateful to Brian Bouchard for his assistance in compiling this entry.

Further Information

(1) Eliza Gabbett (2) Emma Daniell
With (2) George; Robert; Alfred; Louisa Mary Ann; Emma Margaretta; Bertha; Julia; Frances Mary; Agnes
Oxford (Christ Church) [1792-1797 ]
Church of England

Associated Claims (1)

£398 3s 7d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

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
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Tomb or Grave
Plaque for the Hesketh Family [Built] 
description →
Memorial in St Martin's Churchyard in Epsom: 'Beneath this Stone are buried the Bodies of the Revd. ROBERT CUTHBERT HESKETH M.A. who died on the 11th day of February 1837 In the 61st Year of his...

Addresses (1)

Parkhurst, Church Street, Epsom, Surrey, South-east England, England