William Selwyn, QC

William Selwyn, QC[1]

Male 1775 - 1855  (80 years)

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  • Name William Selwyn 
    Suffix QC 
    Born 31 Mar 1775 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1841  Kew House Road, Richmond Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1851  Pagoda House, Kew Rd, Richmond Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 25 Jul 1855  Tunbridge Wells Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 30 Jul 1855  St. Paul's, Rusthall, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In memory of William Selwyn of Richmond Surrey
      One of Her Majesty's council
      Born March 31st 1775
      Died July 25th 1855
    Person ID I0376  The Selwyn Family Tree
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2013 

    Father William Selwyn, KC,   b. 14 Jun 1732,   d. 21 Aug 1817, Selwyn Court, Richmond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Frances Elizabeth Dod,   b. 1733,   d. 1800  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 1763 
    Family ID F039  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Laetitia Frances Kynaston,   b. 23 Dec 1774,   d. 17 Oct 1842, Pagoda House, Richmond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 11 Jun 1801 
    Census 1851  Pagoda House, Kew Rd. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Anne Selwyn,   b. 1803,   d. 1807  (Age 4 years)
     2. William Selwyn,   b. 1804,   d. 1805  (Age 1 years)
     3. The Rev. Canon William Selwyn,   b. 19 Feb 1806, St. Clement's, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1875, Effigy in Ely Cathedral Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     4. Laetitia Frances Selwyn,   b. 11 Jul 1807, Harper St., London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1886, Richmond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. Elizabeth Selwyn,   b. 1808,   d. 1811  (Age 3 years)
    +6. The Rt. Rev. George Augustus Selwyn,   b. 05 Apr 1809, Church Row,Hampstead, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1878, Lichfield Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     7. Thomas Kynaston Selwyn,   b. 19 Mar 1812, Hampstead Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jul 1834, Chester Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
    +8. The Rt. Hon. Sir Charles Jasper Selwyn, PC QC,   b. 13 Oct 1813, Church Row, Hampstead Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1869, Pagoda House, Richmond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     9. Frances Elizabeth Selwyn,   b. 1815,   d. 1903, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F040  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1841 - Kew House Road, Richmond Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1851 - Pagoda House, Kew Rd, Richmond Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1851 - Pagoda House, Kew Rd. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Jul 1855 - Tunbridge Wells Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 30 Jul 1855 - St. Paul's, Rusthall, Kent Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Portrait of William Selwyn (1775-1855).
    Portrait of William Selwyn (1775-1855).
    Selwyn family :Photographs. Ref: PAColl-9823-1-01. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23200885

    Inscriptions: Inscribed - Verso - William Selwyn. b Mar 31 AD 1775. d July 28 AD 1855.
    William Selwyn, QC as a young man
    William Selwyn, QC as a young man
    William Selwyn. Esq. QC
    William Selwyn. Esq. QC
    Treasurer of Lincolns Inn
    1775 - 1855
    by
    George Romney

  • Notes 
    • Adm. pens. at ST JOHN'S, Oct. 9, 1792. [2nd] s. of William (1749), K.C., of London (and Frances Elizabeth, dau. of Dr John Dod, of Woodford, Essex). [B. 1775.] School, Eton. Scholar, 1792. Kept three terms. Migrated (age 18) to Trinity, Oct. 11, 1793. Matric. Michs. 1794; Scholar, 1795; B.A. 1797; Chancellor's (Classical) medal, 1797; M.A. 1800. Adm. at Lincoln's Inn, Jan. 30, 1793. Called to the Bar, Nov. 24, 1807. On the Western Circuit. Instructed the Prince Consort in the laws and constitution of England. Recorder of Portsmouth, 1819-29. K.C., 1827; Bencher, 1827. Treasurer of Lincoln's Inn, 1840. Married, June 11, 1801, Laetitia Frances, dau. of Thomas Kynaston, Esq., of Witham, Essex (d. 1842). Succeeded to the family property at Richmond on the death of his father. Resided at Pagoda House, New Road, Richmond and at Tunbridge Wells. Author, An Abridgement of Law of Nisi Prius; edited (with George Maule) Reports of Cases in the Court of King's Bench (6 vols., 1814-29). Died July 25, 1855, aged 80, at Tunbridge Wells; buried at Rustall. Brother of George (1784); father of George A. (1826), Thomas K. (1830), Charles J. (1832) and the next. (Eton Coll. Reg.; Inns of Court; St John's Coll. Adm., IV. 473; D.N.B.)
    • Entry on Wikipedia

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] The Gentleman's Magazine, 320 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S23] 1841 Census for Surrey/Richmond/District 8.

    3. [S24] 1851 Census for Surrey Richmond District 2i.


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