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William HAMMOND 1

  • Born: 1727 1
  • Christened: 20 Aug 1727, Saint Michael Spurriergate, York, Yorkshire
  • Marriage: Ann BEAN on 15 Jun 1746 in Saint Olave, York, Yorkshire
  • Died: 26 Jun 1793, Kirk Ella, East Riding, Yorkshire aged 66 1
  • Buried: Welton, Hull, Yorkshire, England 2

  General Notes:

George was a younger son of Wiliam Hammond of Kirk Ella.
He was one of the Elder Brethren of the Trinity House at Hull.

George was the youngest of twelve (The Complete Peerage)

William Hammond was a very powerful Hull personality. He became Chairman of the Hull Dock Company and was one of the Elder Brethren of Hull Trinity House and also occupied the office of Warden. William Hammond was a successful Hull sea captain, shipowner and merchant with properties across Hull's Old Town, including High Street as well as Kirkella, where his son George was born. William, together with Sir Samuel Standidge, played a prominent role in the foundation of Trinity House School and his influence extended far beyond the eighteenth century town. He was a prominent supporter of David Hartley as MP and was certainly well acquainted with many leading seafarers of his time including Captain Cook.

  Noted events in his life were:

Described as of Kirk Ella, East Riding, Yorkshire. 1 3

He worked as a Sheriff in 1785 in , Hull, Yorkshire, England. 2

Biography: . 2

He worked as a Merchant and Mariner.

William married Ann BEAN, daughter of BEAN and Unknown, on 15 Jun 1746 in Saint Olave, York, Yorkshire. (Ann BEAN died in 1785 1.)


1 Vicary Gibbs et. al., editor, The Complete Peerage, 13 vols. (1982; reprint, Stroud, Gloucestershire: Sutton Publishing Limited, 2000), vol. VI: p. 283-284.

2 Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 60 vols (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004),,12156.

3 H. E. Chetwynd-Stapylton, Two Undersecretaries (Stamford Street and Charing Cross, London: William Clowes and Sons, Limited, n.d.).

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