Magniac, Opium trader. Connected? Magniac genealogy is still not clear. Charles Magniac, connected with Jardine-Matheson; a first son, (1827?-1886), MP, was son of Hollingworth Magniac and Helen Sampson. (I do not know if this Sampson name was linked to the family Sampson found otherwise linked to various families of Blackheath, London from the 1780s, Enderby and Larkins). Charles Magniac married Augusta Wilson-Fitzpatrick. Charles here had a brother or cousin, Daniel, who remained in China, and one of these two men had a brother (or father?) Hollingworth in London, who in the late 1820s became a sleeping partner for the new company of Jardine Matheson. Charles Magniac and Co dealt to China by 1823 By 1825 or so, Charles Magniac and Co. became London agents for Fairlie and Bonham; and in 1827 Magniac was dealing with the noted merchant, Jamsetjee Jheejheeboy of Bombay. In June 1834, Magniac entered partnership with the bankers, Smiths, [brothers?], Oswald, and John Abel, the firm styled Magniac, Smith and Co. Charles Magniac was at Chesterfield House, Audley Street, London; was became a partner in Jardine-Matheson and was a magistrate for Bedfordshire.