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Sir John 
Walsh
  formerly Benn
1759 - 1825


Sir John 
Walsh
  formerly Benn, Dr. William Brownrigg was a great uncle, who got him appointed Writer to the HEIC. (Bt. cr. 14 Apr 1794), of Warfield, co. Berks., M.P. for Bletchingly (1802-6), formerly in the service of the Hon. East India Co., assigned as Secretary to Francis Fowke (his future wife's brother) in Benares, "the most corrupt Residency in India ... making a fortune of £80,000.oo from presents & opium contracting" which he doubled. On 4 April 1795, in pursuance of the last Will & Testament of Sir John Walsh, Baronet, (1726-95) -- his wife's uncle -- he adopted by Royal Sign Manuel the name & arms of Walsh in lieu of Benn, thus "enabling him to inherit a considerable fortune". Margaret, his wife, brought him a dowry of £10,000, £7000 of which was provided by her brother. of Albemarle st (1787) Sir John Benn Walsh: Donnelly, J.S., The journals of Sir John Benn Walsh relating to the management of his Irish estates (1823-64). Journal of the Cork Hist. & Arch. Soc. Vol. LXXXI, 1975 At the Library of Wales: ORMATHWAITE Estate and family records of the family of Walsh (also Benn, Benn-Walsh), later barons Ormathwaite, of Pen-y-bont, co. Radnor. The estate was created by John Walsh, nabob and associate of Lord Clive; deeds, co. Radnor, 16th-20th cent.; estate records, 18th-20th cent.; family papers, 18th-20th cent.; including diaries of Sir John Benn Walsh, 1st baron Ormathwaite (1798-1881), politician, 1811-77. Other papers in the India Office Library. Ormathwaite Papers (1990), xvii+91pp., superseding an earlier schedule 'Pen-y-bont Deeds and Documents'. Also maps. Annual Report 1972-73, pp.72-3; 1983-84, p.57.

Born: Cumberland, England 10th Feb 1759 Baptised: St Nicholas, Whitehaven, Cumberland, , England 13th Jan 1760
Died: Cheltenham, Gloucs., England 7th Jun 1825 Buried:
Family:
Walsh
  formerly Benn

Titles:

Ancestors
[ Patrilineage | Matrilineage | Earliest Ancestors | Force | Force2 | Options ]

1.
Sir John 
Walsh
  formerly Benn
(
Fowke
) 1759 - 1825
2.
William 
Benn
(
Nicolson
) 1728 - 1759
4.
John 
Benn
(
Grayson
) + post 1728
5.
Mary 
Grayson
(
Benn
)
3.
Mary 
Nicolson
  (Nicholson)
(
Benn
) 1732 - 1804
6.
7.
Elizabeth/Mary 
Brownrigg
(
Nicolson
) + post 1732

Siblings


1.
Mary 
Benn
(
Watts
) 1753 - post 1780

Spouses



1. St. James, Westminster, London, England, 30th Jun 1787
Margaret (Mag/Peggy/Tippey) Elizabeth 
Fowke
(
Walsh
) 1758 - 1836

Descendants
[ Options ]

a.
Margaret (Mag/Peggy/Tippey) Elizabeth 
Fowke
(
Walsh
) 1758 - 1836
1.
U/? 
Walsh
1788 - 1788
2.
U/? 
Walsh
1791 - 1791
3.
U/? 
Walsh
1793 - 1793
4.
Elisabeth 
Walsh
  formerly Benn
(
Digby
) 1795 - 1855
4a.
Charles George 
Digby
(
Walsh
) 1779 - 1829
4.1.
Charlotte 
Digby
1822 - 1837
4.2.
George Walsh 
Digby
1824 - 1848
4.3.
John Almerus 
Digby
(
Scott
) 1826 - 1885
5.
Sir John 
Walsh
(
Grey
) 1798 - 1881
5a.
Jane 
Grey
(
Walsh
) c. 1804 - 1877
5.1.
Sir Arthur 
Walsh
(
Somerset
) 1827 - 1920 ...
5.2.
Rev. Digby 
Walsh
(
Stroud
) 1829 - 1869 ...
5.3.
Maria Katherine Bruce 
Walsh
(
Trelawny
) 1836 - 1910 ...
5.4.
Augusta Rosa 
Walsh
(
Barnett
) 1840 - 1923 ...
Sources

Timeline


10th Feb 1759Born Cumberland, England
13th Jan 1760Baptised Whitehaven, Cumberland, England
30th Jun 1787Married
Margaret (Mag/Peggy/Tippey) Elizabeth 
Fowke
(
Walsh
) 1758 - 1836 London, England
1787MARS/ROLE FIANCE
c. 1795Became an heir of
Sir John (Jack) 
Walsh
1725 - 1795 (will)
4th Apr 1804
Sir John 
Walsh
  formerly Benn
(
Fowke
) 1759 - 1825 inherited the title
Walsh
  of Warfield [Bt]
7th Jul 1813Became an heir of
Francis 
Fowke
(
Lowe
,
Lowe
) 1755 - 1819 (will)
7th Jun 1825Died Cheltenham, Gloucs., England
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