Sir George Henry Dashwood 5th Bart.

1790 - 4th Mar 1862

Claimant or beneficiary


MP for Buckinghamshire 1832-1835, and Wycombe 1837-1862 (which had been the seat of his father 1796-1831).

Not to be confused with George Dashwood, MP for Truro 1814-1818 or George Henry Dashwood (1801–1869), a British antiquary.

  1. Sir George Henry Dashwood, 5th Bt., born c. 1790. Son of Sir John Dashwood, 4th Bt. and Mary Anne Broadhead. Married Elizabeth Brinckman, daughter of Theodore Henry Broadhead and Elizabeth Macdougall and niece of Dashwood's mother, 17/03/1823.

  2. George Dashwood was a Whig-Liberal MP for Buckinghamshire 1832-35 and Wycombe 1837-65. He appears to have never spoken in the House of Commons.

  3. Lived at Halton House until the death of his father, whom he succeeded in the baronetcy 22 October 1849. He sold off the contents of the house in 1849; in 1853 the estate was sold to Baron Lionel de Rothschild who demolished the house and re-built it over the subsequent 30 years.

  4. In May 1839 Dashwood was fined £5 with £1 2s. 6d costs at the Uxbridge Court alongside 15 others (including G.C.G. Berkeley, MP for Bristol) for cock-fighting in Hillingdon, Middlesex. Hampshire Advertiser, 25 May 1839, commented that 'on his election banner Mr Dashwood has "Civil and Religious Liberty All Over the World"; of course, as his "humanity" goes hand-in-hand with his "liberty", he should have a flag to match, inscribed "Cockfighting all over the universe".' This is probably the most interesting thing about Dashwood, who has left little trace in, for instance, the newspapers. Thus there appears to be no reference at all to him in the Times.

  5. Dashwood's sister, Mary, was wife of the Hon Augustus Fitzhardinge Berkeley and sister-in-law of the Hon. George Charles Grantley Fitzhardinge Berkeley [q.v.].


T71/897 Barbados claim no. 2034 (Spring). T71/899 Barbados claim nos. 4598 (Over Hill) and 4925 (Ashton Hale).

  1. Charles Mosley (ed.), Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage (3 vols., 107th edn., Wilmington, Delaware, Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books), 2003), vol. 1, p. 1045.

  2. There is no record of any speech by him in Hansard online.

  3. Burke's Peerage p. 1045; The Morning Post, 4 July 1849;

  4. The Hampshire Advertiser & Salisbury Guardian, 25 May 1839; also reported in The Standard [London], 21 May 1839, The Morning Post, 5 June 1839.

  5. See the details of Dashwood's will.

Further Information

Elizabeth Broadhead Brinckman [q.v.]

His will declared 28 May 1862. Personalty sworn under £35,000. His effects at death were less than £35,000. Dying without children, the title passed to his brother the Reverend John Dashwood. Annuities were left to his wife (£600), his brother (£500) and his sister, Mary, wife of the Hon Augustus Fitzhardinge Berkeley (£300) (and sister-in-law of the Hon. George Charles Grantley Fitzhardinge Berkeley [q.v.]). The surplus rental of the estate of West Wycombe Park was bequeathed to his wife who also became residuary legatee of the personal property.


Associated Claims (3)

£3,384 15s 11d
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£2,441 0s 4d
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£1,945 16s 7d
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Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Country house
West Wycombe Park 
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"The lavishly decorated Palladian villa and exquisite, tranquil landscape garden – featuring temples, lake and streams – were created by the infamous 2nd Baronet, Sir Francis Dashwood, founder of...
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Palladian villa built in the early C18th. Widely considered to be one of the finest extant English example of Palladian architecture. Sir George Henry Dashwood "loved" West Wycombe Park and moved in...

Political (2)

Local Government
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November 1827 -
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Buckinghamshire Buckinghamshire
1832 - 1835
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Wycombe Buckinghamshire
1837 - 1862

Relationships (2)

Husband → Wife
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17th Mar 1823
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Harrison Walke Sober reportedly married Sir George Henry Dashwood's sister...

Addresses (3)

44 Grosvenor Square, London, Middlesex, London, England
Halton House, Halton, Buckinghamshire, Central England, England
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Dashwood lived at Halton House until the death of his father in 1849.

West Wycombe Park, West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, Central England, England
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Dashwood lived at West Wycombe following the death of his father in 1849.