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Family of George DAUBENY and Jane LLOYD

Husband: George DAUBENY (c. 1687-1741)
Wife: Jane LLOYD (c. 1689-1761)
Children: Lloyd DAUBENY (c. 1718-1754)
Jane DAUBENY (c. 1712-c. 1759)
George DAUBENY ( - )
Hannah DAUBENY (c. 1716- )
John DAUBENY (c. 1720- )
Elizabeth DAUBENY (c. 1722-c. 1751)
Christina DAUBENY (c. 1723- )
Andrew DAUBENY ( - )
James DAUBENY (1726-1743)
Giles DAUBENY ( - )
Charles DAUBENY (1728-c. 1744)
Marriage 3 Apr 1712

Husband: George DAUBENY

Name: George DAUBENY
Sex: Male
Father: Andrew DAUBENY (c. 1653-1734)
Mother: Sarah BLACKALL (c. 1660- )
Birth c. 1687 Buckshaw Hill, Holwell, Somerset
Christening 5 Jul 1687 (age 0) Bishop's Caundle
Occupation Sugar Baker & Merchant
Burial 28 Feb 1740 St. James' Church, Bristol
Death Feb 1741 (age 53-54)

Wife: Jane LLOYD

Name: Jane LLOYD
Sex: Female
Father: John LLOYD ( - )
Mother: -
Birth c. 1689
Christening 1689 (age 0) St James, Bristol
Death 15 Sep 1761 (age 71-72) St James, Bristol

Child 1: Lloyd DAUBENY

Name: Lloyd DAUBENY
Sex: Male
Spouse: Dulcibella SAXBURY (c. 1722-1787)
Birth c. 1718
Christening 9 Nov 1718 (age 0)
Occupation Distiller
Death 22 Dec 1754 (age 35-36) St James, Bristol

Child 2: Jane DAUBENY

Name: Jane DAUBENY
Sex: Female
Spouse: John SCANDRETT ( - )
Birth c. 1712
Baptism 4 Feb 1712 (age 0) St. Nicholas' Church, Bristol
Death c. 1759 (age 46-47)

Child 3: George DAUBENY

Name: George DAUBENY
Sex: Male

Child 4: Hannah DAUBENY

Name: Hannah DAUBENY
Sex: Female
Spouse 1: William GORNALL ( - )
Spouse 2: Henry HILLMAN ( - )
Birth c. 1716
Baptism 4 Mar 1716 (age 0) St. Nicholas' Churc, Bristol

Child 5: John DAUBENY

Name: John DAUBENY
Sex: Male
Birth c. 1720
Baptism 3 Mar 1720 (age 0) St. Nicholas' Church, Bristol

Child 6: Elizabeth DAUBENY

Name: Elizabeth DAUBENY
Sex: Female
Birth c. 1722
Baptism 1722 (age 0) Temple Church, Bristol
Death c. 1751 (age 28-29)
Burial 7 Nov 1751 St. James' Church, Bristol

Child 7: Christina DAUBENY

Name: Christina DAUBENY
Sex: Female
Birth c. 1723
Baptism 1723 (age 0) St. Nicholas' Church, Bristol

Child 8: Andrew DAUBENY

Name: Andrew DAUBENY
Sex: Male

Child 9: James DAUBENY

Name: James DAUBENY
Sex: Male
Birth 1726
Death 1743 (age 16-17)
Burial 20 Jul 1743

Child 10: Giles DAUBENY

Name: Giles DAUBENY
Sex: Male

Child 11: Charles DAUBENY

Name: Charles DAUBENY
Sex: Male
Birth 1728
Death c. 1744 (age 15-16)
Burial 18 Jan 1744 (age 15)

Note on Husband: George DAUBENY

In 1701 George Daubeny moved from Dorset to the thriving port and City of Bristol.

At the age of sixteen he was apprenticed as a grocer to Dawbeny Buckler for seven years. There was no premium, a usual feature of such an agreement, presumably because of the family nature of the apprenticeship.

In 1710, aged twenty-three, he completed his apprenticeship and became a Freeman of Bristol. It is likely that he went into partnership with his master, Dawbeny Buckler, as George was Buckler's last apprentice and possible successor.

He founded a business of sugar refining and distilling which was headed by successive generations of Daubenys.

After Buckler's death, in 1719, George ran the store with hired labour under his own supervision. At the same time he entered the sugar world as a clerk at the Temple Street sugarhouse of David Macie & Co. George showed himself to be a good judge of the economic climate of Bristol. He made shrewd observations about industrial developments and the growth of the sugar industry and its associated subsidiary

— the distillation of rum, brandies, strong waters and vinegar — all connected with the sugar interests in the West Indies.

Within five years of his employment in the Temple Street refinery, George was a partner in the sugarhouse as well as the attached distillery. Before his fiftieth birthday he was also the owner of the sugar bakery at Halliers Lane.

George had become a prosperous and wealthy man. Perhaps the secret of his success was his ability to keep the business ?within the family'. As has been noted, his second apprentice was Charles Abington who married his sister Jane. After completing his apprenticeship, Abington and George jointly undertook the training of Robert Bridle as a grocer. Bridle was the son of a Dorset gentleman from Leigh.

On the completion of Bridle's training and when he became a Freeman, he entered the Halliers Lane firm as a clerk and George made him a trustee with his son George Daubeny II.

In 1748 the firm was trading as ?Daubeny and Bridle'. The family association was clearly strong since one of the great grandsons of George I had Bridle included in his name — Dr. Charles Giles Bridle Daubeny FRS [p124].




George III was a notorious politician and a founding partner of The Bristol Bank.

George Walters Daubeny was the last of the Bristol Daubenys.


The Daubeny family was of direct Norman descent in the male line, and the head of the South Petherton branch was successively Baron Daubeny by tenure, by writ of summons to parliament (c. 1295-1486) and by letters patent (1486-1548). The last of this line was Henry Lord Daubeny, later Earl of Bridgewater, who died without issue in 1548; his Uncle and heir, James Daubeny of Wayford, never laid claim to the barony.. Later Daubenys had distinguished careers in the Church and the army. Col. Henry Daubeny, 1779-1853, the father of H.C.B.D., who was also a keen genealogist, collected information concerning the Daubeny family and the related family of Hungerford, and compiled a manuscript pedigree (ACC/1096/041). His son continued his work on the pedigree with additions and corrections, and it was printed in 1884, but only as far as 1841. H.C.B.D. also arranged for the restoration of family tombs at South Petherton, Somerset, and Westminster Abbey. He collected material relating to families connected with the Daubenys by marriage (Hichens, Barnston, and Carpenter) and by name (the D'albinis, Delbenne and Theodore Agrippa D'Aubigne, grandfather of Madame de Maintenon). A recognised authority on the history of the family, he was consulted for advice and information by other Daubenys. Many members of the family took an active interest in the subject, not only in his lifetime, but also after his death, as can be seen in the correspondence concerning Philip D'Aubigni the Crusader (ACC/1086/130-137) and the shields of the barons of Magna Carta (ACC/1096/130-137). After his death the manuscript pedigree (ACC/1096/41) received further limited additions.