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Generation No. 17

125.SIR RICHARD17 JENKINS (RICHARD16, JOHN15, LETITIA14 MUCKLESTON, JOHN13, RICHARD12, RICHARD11, EDWARD10, JOHN9, EDWARD8, HUGH7, THOMAS6, WILLIAM5, THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, ROGER2DE MUCCLESTON, HOESKYN1) was born 18 Feb 1785.He married ELIZABETH HELEN SPOTTISGOODE, daughter of HUGH SPOTTISGOODE.

Notes for SIR RICHARD JENKINS:

Of Bicton Hall, he became a confidential diplomatic servant with the East India Company, eventually becoming the companies chairman and MP for Shrewsbury.

G.C.B. of Bicton Hall and Abbey House Shropshire. Director E.I.C. (East India Company).

His coat of arms is Or, a lion rampant, quartering Muckleston and Bagot.

The British East India Company [1600 AD - 1858 AD]

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India's connection with the west has predominantly been related to trade. Amongst the modern Europeans, the Portuguese were the first to establish themselves in India and the last of the Europeans to leave. They arrived as early as 1498 via the ocean route discovered by Vasco-da-Gama.

He was the first discoverer of sea route via Cape of Good Hope to India, when Constantinople came under Arab power. Portuguese left behind Roman Catholic Christianity with its Baroque churches, its musical liturgy and its great monastic order committed to education.

The East India Company chartered by the British crown and ultimately responsible to the parliament, launched British rule in India. The British East India Company was established under a Royal Charter of Queen Elizabeth I for 15 years for spice trading on 31st December 1600 AD with the capital of £70,000.

It established its trading station at Machlipattanam in 1611, Surat in 1612, Madras in 1641 and Calcutta in 1699. It acquired it's first territory in Bombay island from Charles II for £10 per year in 1688, which was a part of the dowry from his Portuguese wife Catherine of Braganza.

By the middle of the eighteenth century, the company succeeded in establishing power in Bengal, Bihar, Orissa and the east coast. After the battle of Plassey, in 1757, they secured permission from the Mughals to collect land revenue from these provinces in return for an annual tribute and maintaining of order and peace.

They collected the land revenues through the local Nawab and took control of his army. This gave them power without responsibility. The Company took control of Mysore by defeating Tipu Sultan in 1792 and the Marathas were finally defeated in 1817 AD - 1819 AD. Further the company expanded its rule by defeating Nepal in 1814-16, Sind in 1843, Punjab in 1848-49 and Burma in 1886.

Determined to extend direct British control over large areas, Dalhousie came with the Doctrine of Lapse. Under this, if the ruler of a protected state died without a natural heir, his state would not pass to an adopted heir but would be annexed to British dominions, unless the adoption had been clearly approved earlier by British authorities. This allowed the Company to get a lions-share of Indian states, like Satara in 1848, Nagpur and Jhansi in 1854. Oudh was deposed on the grounds of misgovernment and was annexed in 1856.

The cruel management of the company ultimately lead to the mutiny of 1857, after which its rule over India ended and the British Crown officially took over the administration in 1858.

The British government became concerned with the power of the East India Company and in 1783 Charles Fox attempted to persuade Parliament to pass a bill that would replace the company's directors with a board of commissioners. George III made it known to the House of Lords that he would consider anyone voting with the Bill an enemy.

The following year, the new Prime Minister, William Pitt convinced George III and Parliament to accept a new India Bill. This measure created a new Board of Trade and helped to transfer the political, financial and military power of the East India Company to the British government. The East India Company now found it difficult to make a profit from its activities and in 1834 ceased trading and instead acted as a managing agency for the government. The company finally came to an end in 1873 and Lloyds took over East India House.

A DICTIONARY, HINDUSTANI AND ENGLISH,

WITH A COPIOUS INDEX, FITTING THE WORK TO SERVE, ALSO, AS A DICTIONARY ENGLISH AND HINDUSTANI

BY JOHN SHAKESPEAR.

THIRD EDITION, MUCH ENLARGED.

LONDON: PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR,

BY J. L. COX AND SON, 75, GREAT QUEEN STREET, LINCOLN'S-INN FIELDS; AND SOLD BY PARBURY, ALLEN, & Co., BOOKSELLERS TO THE HON. EAST-INDIA COMPANY, LEADENHALL STREET.

MDCCCXXXIV.

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To HENRY ST. GEORGE TUCKER, Esq., Chairman.

WILLIAM STANLEY CLARKE, Esq., Deputy Chairman.

William Astell, Esq. Campbell Marjoribanks, Esq.

Hon. Hugh Lindsay. John Morris, Esq.

John Thornhill, Esq. George Raikes, Esq.

Sir Robert Campbell, Bart. John Goldsborough Ravenshaw, Esq.

John Loch, Esq. Josias Du Pre Alexander, Esq.

Neil Benjamin Edmonstone, Esq. Charles Mills, Esq.

John Masterman, Esq. Henry Alexander, Esq.

Sir William Young, Bart. Robert Cutlar Fergusson, Esq., M.P.

John Forbes, Esq. Henry Shank, Esq.

Russell Ellice, Esq. Richard Jenkins, Esq.

John Cotton, Esq. William Butterworth Bayley, Esq.

DIRECTORS FOR MANAGING THE AFFAIRS OF THE HONOURABLE EAST-INDIA COMPANY,

THE THIRD EDITION OF THIS DICTIONARY IS,

WITH MUCH RESPECT,

DEDICATED BY THEIR VERY OBEDIENT SERVANT,

JOHN SHAKESPEAR.

London, 18th December, 1834.

After a lengthened and interesting debate, (see Asiatic Journal forAugust, 1839,) the Court of Directors agreed to petition ?arliamcntin the name of the East India Company, and to found the petition onthe foregoing resolutions-to be suhinitted in the eusuiug session.In February, 1840, the petition from the East India Company was pre-sented in the Lords by the Marquess Lansdowne, and in the Commons,on the 1 lth of February, by Sir Richard Jenkins, IL C. B., M. I'.,and chairman of the East India Company, who prefaced the petitionwith an excellent speech, in which he was well seconded by Mr. Hogg,M. P. for Beverley. The petitions to both IIouses were referred toselect committees, and the examinations that took place, and the ej.i-dence adduced, shall be examined in our next number.

Children of RICHARD JENKINS and ELIZABETH SPOTTISGOODE are:

i.RICHARD18 JENKINS, b. 08 Sep 1828.

ii.CHARLES JENKINS, b. 20 May 1831.

iii.ARTHUR JENKINS, b. 20 Jan 1833.

iv.EMILY JENKINS.

v.CECILIA HARRIOT THEOPHILA JENKINS.

126.THOMAS SLANEY17 EYTON (ELIZABETH FRANCIS16 SLANEY, ELIZABETH15 MUCKLESTON, WILLIAM HAWKINS14, RICHARD13, JOSEPH12, RICHARD11, EDWARD10, JOHN9, EDWARD8, HUGH7, THOMAS6, WILLIAM5, THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, ROGER2DE MUCCLESTON, HOESKYN1) was born Abt. 1843 in Wrockwardine, Salop.He married ISABEL SARAH DASHWOOD RUXTON 1866.She was born Abt. 1844.

Notes for THOMAS SLANEY EYTON:

In Shropshire R&R ref 665/59 date 22 May 10 Vict (1847)

From Scope and Content...

Writ to John Loxdale, Joshua John Peele, William Cooper and William Henry Cooper gentleman, to appoint a guardian to answer for Thomas Slaney Eyon an infant in Chancery in a case brought against him by Robert Gardner and Jane Eliza his wife.

..ref 665/512 dated 3 October 1865

some letters referring to his proposed marriage - suggestions he keep it quiet from his father?

Living in Walford Hall in 1865

Inherited the Walford estate from his grandfather R A Slaney. ref 665/5634 in Shropshire R&R gives a map of the Walford estate in the townships of Walford, yeaton and Prescott, in the parish of Baschurch date 1877

In Shropshire R&R letters from children of T S Eyton and his wife, mainly to their father and mother ref 665/5659-5828 about 1878.

In Shropshire R&R in the Wakeman family deeds:

Baschurch - Yeaton Estate

ref 938/55,56 date 24 June 1891

Thomas Slaney Eyton and Thomas Ruxton Slaney Eyton acknowledge the right of Sir Offley Wakeman, bart. of Rorrington Lodge, Chirbury, and his successors, under the will of Sir Offley Wakeman of 19 December 1848. deed of 29 October 1866 was made between, William Watkin Wynne (1) William Robert Maurice Wynne (2) Owen Slaney Wynne (3) the Rev. Orlando Kenyon (4) and includes in the property mentioned a field in Yeaton.

More About THOMAS SLANEY EYTON:

Baptism: 11 Jul 1843, Wrockwardine

Occupation: 1889, JP and High Sherrif of Salop

Children of THOMAS EYTON and ISABEL RUXTON are:

i.THOMAS RUXTON SLANEY18 EYTON.

ii.ISABEL MH EYTON, b. Abt. 1870, Walford Hall, Baschurch, Shropshire.

iii.RALPH AS EYTON, b. Abt. 1872, Walford Hall, Baschurch, Shropshire.

127.CHARLES ROBERT17 KENYON-SLANEY (FRANCIS CATHERINE16 SLANEY, ELIZABETH15 MUCKLESTON, WILLIAM HAWKINS14, RICHARD13, JOSEPH12, RICHARD11, EDWARD10, JOHN9, EDWARD8, HUGH7, THOMAS6, WILLIAM5, THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, ROGER2DE MUCCLESTON, HOESKYN1) was born Abt. 1846.He married JESSIE WILLETT 1885, daughter of CHARLES WILLETT.She died 1906.

Children of CHARLES KENYON-SLANEY and JESSIE WILLETT are:

i.CHARLES ORLANDO18 KENYON-SLANEY, b. 1886.

ii.ELENA MATILDA KENYON-SLANEY, b. 1887.

128.RT.HON., JP, MP. WILLIAM SLANEY KENYON17 SLANEY (FRANCIS CATHERINE16, ELIZABETH15 MUCKLESTON, WILLIAM HAWKINS14, RICHARD13, JOSEPH12, RICHARD11, EDWARD10, JOHN9, EDWARD8, HUGH7, THOMAS6, WILLIAM5, THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, ROGER2DE MUCCLESTON, HOESKYN1) was born 24 Aug 1847 in India, and died 24 Apr 1908.He married LADY MABEL SELINA BRIDGEMAN 22 Feb 1887, daughter of ORLANDO BRIDGEMAN and SELINA WELD-FORESTER.She was born 1855 in Wilton Crescent London, and died 28 Jan 1933.

Notes for RT.HON., JP, MP. WILLIAM SLANEY KENYON SLANEY:

[Slaney.FTW]

1881 census reads:

RG11/2634

Hatton Hall, Shifnal, Shropshire

William K Slaney, Head, Married, 66, Captain of East India Army Retired, bn Ruyton XI TOwns, Salop

Frances C Slaney, Wife, Married, 58, bn Baschurch, Shropshire

William S K Slaney, Son, Unmarried, 34, Lieutenant of Grenadier Guards, bn British Subject India

Agnes C Slaney, Daughter, Unmarried, 28, New Brighton, Cheshire

Katherine M Slaney, Daughter, Unmarried, 25, bn Baschurch, Shropshire

Violet M Slaney, Daughter, Unmarried, 21, bn Baschurch Shropshire

Arthur R Kenyon, Visitor, Married, 62, no proffession, bn Ruyron XI Towns, Shropshire

Caroline W Kenyon, Visitor, Unmarried, 19, No Proffession, bn Havant, Hampshire

William Dodman, Visitor, Married, 39, Private Grenadier Guards, bn Little Massingham, Norfolk

plus

16 servants, ages ranging from 15 to 45, 4 male (including a groom) and 12 female.

Of Walford, Acceeded to Hatton Grange.

Took part in the Eygptian Campaign in 1882

Owned about 4000 Acres

Well known as a cricketer with the MCC

Played for England in the International Association Football Match

Address: Hatton Grange Shifnal Shropshire.

Historical Manuscripts Commission

UK National register of Archives

William Kenyon-Slaney (1847-1908) Colonel MP

papers, scrapbooks and autobiography

for the location of these papers see chris Cook, Sources in British Political History 1900-1951 vol 4 1977

In the papers of Messrs. Cooper & Co Solicitors deposited at the Shropshire Records and research centre can be found the following:

1681/119/4 date 1875-1878

Manor of Dawley papers re lease - Col Kenyon Slaney and the Coalbrookdale Co.

1681/119/6-7 date 26 Mar 1877

Manor of Dawley papers re lease and copy draft - William Kenyon Slaney, Frances Kenyon Slaney and William Slaney Kenyon Slaney.

1681/121/20 date 26 Mar 1877

Dawley estate copy lease - William Kenyon Slaney and others to Messrs. Darby and others

1681/121/21 date 1895

Dawley estate copy draft agreement between William S Kenyon Slaney and Matilda Frances Darby, A E William Darby and William G Norris re minerals at Dawley.

In the same box there are also papers relating to the Kemberton estate refereces 1681/129/13-21 dated 1871.Took part in the Eygptian Campaign in 1882

Owned about 4000 Acres

Well known as a cricketer with the MCC

Played for England in the International Association Football Match

Address: Hatton Grange Shifnal Shropshire.

Historical Manuscripts Commission

UK National register of Archives

William Kenyon-Slaney (1847-1908) Colonel MP

papers, scrapbooks and autobiography

for the location of these papers see chris Cook, Sources in British Political History 1900-1951 vol 4 1977

In the papers of Messrs. Cooper & Co Solicitors deposited at the Shropshire Records and research centre can be found the following:

1681/119/4 date 1875-1878

Manor of Dawley papers re lease - Col Kenyon Slaney and the Coalbrookdale Co.

1681/119/6-7 date 26 Mar 1877

Manor of Dawley papers re lease and copy draft - William Kenyon Slaney, Frances Kenyon Slaney and William Slaney Kenyon Slaney.

1681/121/20 date 26 Mar 1877

Dawley estate copy lease - William Kenyon Slaney and others to Messrs. Darby and others

1681/121/21 date 1895

Dawley estate copy draft agreement between William S Kenyon Slaney and Matilda Frances Darby, A E William Darby and William G Norris re minerals at Dawley.

In the same box there are also papers relating to the Kemberton estate refereces 1681/129/13-21 dated 1871.

1881 census reads:

RG11/2634

Hatton Hall, Shifnal, Shropshire

William K Slaney, Head, Married, 66, Captain of East India Army Retired, bn Ruyton XI TOwns, Salop

Frances C Slaney, Wife, Married, 58, bn Baschurch, Shropshire

William S K Slaney, Son, Unmarried, 34, Lieutenant of Grenadier Guards, bn British Subject India

Agnes C Slaney, Daughter, Unmarried, 28, New Brighton, Cheshire

Katherine M Slaney, Daughter, Unmarried, 25, bn Baschurch, Shropshire

Violet M Slaney, Daughter, Unmarried, 21, bn Baschurch Shropshire

Arthur R Kenyon, Visitor, Married, 62, no proffession, bn Ruyron XI Towns, Shropshire

Caroline W Kenyon, Visitor, Unmarried, 19, No Proffession, bn Havant, Hampshire

William Dodman, Visitor, Married, 39, Private Grenadier Guards, bn Little Massingham, Norfolk

plus

16 servants, ages ranging from 15 to 45, 4 male (including a groom) and 12 female.

His will was valued at £137,774-17-8

More About RT.HON., JP, MP. WILLIAM SLANEY KENYON SLANEY:

Burial: Ryton nr Shifnal Shropshire

Education: Eton and Christ College Oxford

Military service: Bet. 1867 - 1888, Grenadier Guards (attained Colonel)

Occupation: 1881, Lieutenant of Grenadier Guards

Notes for LADY MABEL SELINA BRIDGEMAN:

Her will was valued at £8,827-3-10

More About LADY MABEL SELINA BRIDGEMAN:

Baptism: 23 Dec 1855, Weston under Lizard Staffordshire England

Children of WILLIAM SLANEY and MABEL BRIDGEMAN are:

i.SYBIL AGNES18 KENYON-SLANEY, b. 1888, Belgrave Square, London; d. 10 Jun 1970.

Notes for SYBIL AGNES KENYON-SLANEY:

CVO 1947

Lady in Waiting to the Princess Royal 1923-1947

Extra Lady in Waiting to the Princess Royal 1947-1962

Address: The Old Vicarage, Shawbury, Shrewsbury.

She was the person who sold Merrington Hall in Merrington near Shropshire (the Muckleston Ancestral Pile) to Mr D Beard, who in turn sold it to Mr G partington who's wife resides there (2001)

More About SYBIL AGNES KENYON-SLANEY:

Honours: 1947, CVO

Occupation: Bet. 1923 - 1947, Lady in Waiting to the Princess Royal