Sumner, William Brightwell -1791)

William Brightwell Sumner married Catherine Holme, daughter of John Holme, of Holme Hill, Cumberland. The marriage produced two sons and one daughter. A family portrait was painted by John Zoffany. Sumner made his fortune in the East Indies, as a highly successful member of the East India Company. He resigned from the Council of India in 1767 and used the fortune he had built to acquire the estate of Hatchlands, East Clandon, Surrey, originally built by Adam for Admiral Edward Boscawen in 1770. In 1777 and 1778 he was Sheriff of Surrey. His son George Holme Sumner, (1760-1838), was Member of Parliament for Guilford, Surrey.

Seat / Residence(s): Hatchlands Park, Surrey
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Sumner, William Brightwell (Stamp 1) Crest: A lion's head erased ducally gorged
Heraldic Charges: lion's head