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Transcript of "The History of the I'Anson Family" by Brian I'Anson



EDWARD I’ANSON, of Clipstone Street, in the parish of St. Marylebone, died 6th September, 1812. Will, dated 23rd August, 1810, proved (P.C.C.) 30th September, 1812. Married Elizabeth Guest, who survived him. They had six children, four sons and two daughters.


  1. John, mentioned in his father’s Will (an extract of which is given in a later chapter), but of whom nothing further is known.

  2. Henry, also mentioned in his father’s Will, and had five children.
    Son – Edward
    Daughters – 
    1. Eliza.
    2. Ann.
    3. Amelia.
    4. Elizabeth.
  3. EDWARD, born 23rd March, 1775. Of whom Presently.

  4. William, went to New South Wales. Will dated 1st April, 1803, proved 14th October, 1813; left all to his sister, Ann.


    1. Ann. Married ---- Walters.
    2. Frances, born 1767. Married Sir James Leighton. She was grandmother of Lord Leighton (formerly Sir Frederick Leighton, Bart.), President of the Royal Academy.
EDWARD I’ANSON, of St. Laurence Pountney Hill, E.C., Contractor, (son of Edward I’Anson and Elizabeth Guest), born 23rd March, 1775; died 13th November, 1853. Married, on 30th November, 1809, Lavinia ann Woolloton, and by her had six children, four sons and two daughters.


    1. EDWARD, born 5th July, 1811. Of whom presently.
    2. William, born 10th February, 1813.
    3. Alfred, born 9th July, 1816; died in Australia about 1860, leaving a son: Alfred Edward.
    4. Henry Guest, born 17th April, 1818.
  1. Emma, born 7th July, 1814.
  2. Lavinia Ann, born 4th May, 1820. Married William J. Bovill, of James Street, Buckingham Gate, Barrister-at-Law.
EDWARD I’ANSON, of Grayshott Court, and Haslemere, county Surrey, and of St. Laurence Pountney Hill, E.C., P.R.I.B.A., born 5th July, 1811 (eldest son of Edward I’aasnon and Lavinia Ann Woolloton), was educated at the Merchant Taylors’ School and in France. He was Architect of the Royal Exchange, and soon became the principal Architect in the City. Designed the buildings of the British and Foreign Bible Society and the School of the Merchant Taylors’ Company at the Charterhouse. Surveyor to St. Bartholemew’s Hospital, and designed the New Museum Library. Designed also Fletcham Park, Leatherland. Restored the Dutch Church in Austin Friars, and St. Mary Aldchurch. Elected F.R.I.B.A., in 1840, and President in 1886. Felloe of the Geological Society, and in 1886 President of the Surveyors’ Institution. Died suddenly 30th January, 1888, and was buried at Headley, in Hampshire. He married twice: (1) in June, 1842, to Catharine Blakeway, and (2) Caroline, relict of the Comte de Champs, in July, 1876.

By his first wife he had eight children, two sons and six daughters.


  1. EDWARD BLAKEWAY, born 28th June, 1843. Of whom presently.
  2. Phillip Blakeway, born 19th January, 1845, died 22nd August, 1888.
  1. Catherine Blakeway, now residing at Pinewood, Grayshott, near Haslemere, Co. Surrey.
  2. Lavinia.
  3. Isabel Blakeway, died 14th August, 1875.
  4. Mary Blakeway. Married, in 1872, at the Parish Church, Clapham Common, to david F. de Pury, of Grayshott, and Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
  5. Harriet Blakeway. Maried on 28th July, 1874, at the parish Church, Clapham Common, to Cecil W. E. Henslowe, M.I.C.E.
  6. Emma Blakeway, now residing at 27, Argyll Roaad, Kensington.
EDWARD BLAKEWAY I’ANSON, of St. Laurence Pountney Hill, E.C., F.R.I.B.A., M.A. Cantab (eldest son of Edward I’Anson and Catharine Blakeway), born 28th June, 1843, and died 10th November, 1912. The Architect’s practice continued by him at St. Laurence Pountney Hill, E.C., was one of the oldest established in the country, and many of the finest buildings in the City of London are of his design. He was Master of the Merchant Taylors’ Company in 1908. 1890. – On Saturday, Grayshott Court, the residence of the late Mr. Edward I’Anson, J.P., near Haslemere, Surrey, was completely destroyed by fire, the damage being estimated at £8,000.
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