George Hay Dawkins-Pennant

George Hay Dawkins-Pennant (1764–1840), of Penrhyn Castle, Caernarvonshire and 56 Portland Place, Middlesex, was an English politician. He was the second son of Henry Dawkins and his original name was George Hay Dawkins; the surname Pennant was added when he inherited the estate of Richard Pennant, 1st Baron Penrhyn, who died in 1808.[1][2]


Dawkins-Pennant was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Newark 19 May 1814 to 1818; and for New Romney 1820 to 1830.[1]

Dawkins-Pennant inherited four large sugar estates in Clarendon Parish, Jamaica, and at the time of emancipation in the 1830s, the British government compensated him for over 650 slaves in his possession.[3]


Dawkins-Pennant married in 1807 Sophia Mary Maude, daughter of Cornwallis Maude, 1st Viscount Hawarden, and in 1814 Elizabeth, daughter of William Henry Bouverie[4] His eldest daughter Juliana Isabella Mary Dawkins-Pennant married Colonel Edward Gordon Douglas August 1833, from 1841 Edward Douglas-Pennant, 1st Baron Penrhyn of the second creation.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Dawkins Pennant, George Hay (1764–1840), of Penrhyn Castle, Caern. and 56 Portland Place, Mdx., History of Parliament Online". Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  2. ^ Lee, Sidney, ed. (1895). "Pennant, Richard" . Dictionary of National Biography. 44. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
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  4. ^ "Dawkins Pennant, George Hay (1764–1840), of Penrhyn Castle, Caern., History of Parliament Online". Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  5. ^ "George Hay Dawkins Pennant 20th Feb 1764 – 17th Dec 1840, Summary of Individual, Legacies of British Slave-ownership". Retrieved 14 June 2016.