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||per his reported age of 70 at his death in December of 1784And, except for the fact that there is apparently no record of it there, one would have presumed the likelihood of his having been baptised at the Hamburg Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity in Trinity Lane, London - where all of his older siblings were baptised - and many of them buried as well.
||bef. 12 Mar 1735 - aft. 1772
||9 Billiter Square, London, EnglandMerchant and merchant banker - "... a partner in the house of Dorrien and Mello of Billiter Square; and in that of Boetefeur, Dorrien & Co. of Old Jewry; from 1772 he was also a partner in the bank of Dorrien, Rucker and Carlton of 22 Finch Lane hill. ...."
||East India Company Director
||14 Apr 1762
||Deputy Chairman of the East India Company
||15 Apr 1763
||Chairman of the East India Company
||written 20 May 1775
||with 4 codicils – the last of which dated 20 Apr 1782; proved 24 Dec 1784
||Dec (¿7th or 9th?) 1784
||Great Berkhampsted, Hertfordshire, England"Deaths ... (1784) Dec. ... / 7. ... / In his 71st year, at Great Berkhamstead, Herts, John Dorrien, esq; / 9. ...." // "DEATHS / ... 9 December 1784. DORRIEN. In his 71st year, at Great Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, John Dorrien, Esq."
||St-Peter’s, Great Berkhampsted, Hertfordshirein a vault inside the parish church of St-Peter’s. "... Against the east wall of the south transept, is a very neat monument in memory John Dorrien, Esq. who died in December, 1784, aged seventy; ...."
- ↑ Guildhall Library Index of the Registers of the Hamburg Lutheran Church, pp. 7-8 > DORRIEN, DORRYEN, DORRYEN(S).
There is no baptism record for a John Dorrien included in the Guildhall Library Index of the Registers of the Hamburg Lutheran Church. ... [and see next citation] > Accessed on a photocopy of the original - obtained from the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA), 40 Northampton Road, London, EC1R 0HB / Tel: 020 7332 3820
- ↑ Hamburg Lutheran Church Register General 1669-1849, MS 8356 Kirchen Buch der Kirche S.S. Trinitatis in Trinity-Lane .....
[see previous citation] ... Nor is there in the original register at any time after the 19 Nov 1712 baptism of Elizabeth Dorrien (his presumed older sister) through the following two pages, which includes baptisms up to and including April 1718. > Accessed on a photocopy of the original - obtained from the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA), 40 Northampton Road, London, EC1R 0HB / Tel: 020 7332 3820
- ↑ Estate and Family papers of the Halsey Family of Gaddesden Place, Great Gaddesden, 13th C-1926, Assignment DE/HL/15024 , 12 Mar 1735-6.
« By Sibert Dorrien of London, merchant, exor of the will of Frederick Dorrien, late of London, merchant, at the request of Charles Halsey of Hamburg, merchant and Agatha, his wife, Abraham Boetefeur of London, merchant, and Ann his wife, Elizabeth Dorrien of the same, spinster, and John Dorrien of the same, merchant, of premises in the Old Waudram, Hamburg, to Sibert Wolters of London, merchant, in trust for Charles Halsey. Signatures. Seals » > Accessed on: National Archives/a2a records > Original documents held at: Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
- ↑ Estate and Family papers of the Halsey Family of Gaddesden Place, Great Gaddesden, 13th C-1926, Lease and release DE/HL/12182,14731 , 6, 7, Dec 1756.
« By Martha Noyes of Berkhamstead St Peter, widow of William Noyes, late of the same, esq, and Thomas Herbert Noyes of the same, esq, and Thomas Herbert Noyes of the same esq, son of William Noyes, to Frederick Halsey of Great Gaddesden, esq, and Nicholas Magens of Leytonstone, Essex, esq, (Agatha Halsey, widow of Charles Halsey, late of Great Gaddesden, esq, Elizabeth Halsey, daughter of Charles Halsey George Halsey of Creakers, Bedford, esq, brother of Charles Halsey and John Dorrien of Billiter Square, London, esq, being parties to the release) of property in Stretton upon Dunsmore, and Brandon, Warwick, Horsepath, Oxon and Horton and Berkhamstead St Peter, Hertford, in trust, on the marriage of Thomas Herbert Noyes and Elizabeth Halsey. / Field names given. Signatures. Seals » > Accessed on: National Archives/a2a records > Original documents held at: Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
- ↑ Ancestry.com: UK, Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures, 1710-1811, p. 61 (Image: 331), 1744-1749.
« 1747 | N | Masters Names Place of Abode & Trade | Apps. Names & Fathers &c. / ... / Thursday Sep ye 3 } 14 | John Dorrien & Comp. of London Merchants | Rich. Son of Valens Comyn / .... » > [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors. > Accessed on: search.ancestry.co.uk > Original data: Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Books, Series IR 1; The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Ancestry.com: U.K. and U.S. Directories, 1680-1830, 1755 & 1763.
« Name: John Dorrien / Dates: 1751-1775 / Location: London / Title: Esq, east india director / Gender: Male / Address: Address(Es): Billiter Square, London / Office Holdings: Other Office(s): east india director / Source Date: 1755 / Source Info: Listed in Kent's Directory for the Year 1755. 22nd edn., 1755, KENT, Henry. London » // « Name: John Dorrien / Dates: 1751-1775 / Location: London / Title: Esq / Occupation: merchant commerce(s) / Gender: Male / Address: Address(Es): Billiter Square, London / Occupation: Occupation(s): merchant, commerce(s) / Source Date: 1763 / Source Info: Listed in A Compleat Guide to All Persons Who Have Any Trade or Concerns Within the City of London, and Parts Adjacent. 9th. edn., 1763. London / Printed for J. Rivington, R. Baldwin, L. Hawes, W. Clarke, R. Collins, S. Crowder, T. Longman, and R. Horsfield. » > [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2003. > Accessed on: search.ancestry.co.uk/
Original data: Avero Publications. Biography Database, 1680-1830. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England: Avero Publications, 1998.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Thorne, Roland G: The House of Commons 1790-1820 - The History of Parliament Trust, Secker & Warburg, London > Members, A-F, Volume III, p. 605 .
« DORRIEN MAGENS, Magens (?1761-1849) ... b. ?1761, 3rd s. of John Dorrien, merchant banker and E.I. Co. dir., of 9 Billiter Square, London and Great Berkhamstead, Herts. by Anne, da. of Thomas Barwick, merchant, of Friday Street, London. ... / The Dorriens were of Hamburg merchant stock and settled in London in the early 18th century. Magen’s father, John Dorrien, was a partner in the house of Dorrien and Mello of Billiter Square and in that of Boetefeur, Dorrien & Co. of Old Jewry; from 1772 he was also a partner in the bank of Dorrien, Rucker and Carlton of 22 Finch Lane hill. On his death in 1784 Magens, who was left £13,000 and an estate at Brightlingsea that had belonged to his uncle Nicholas Magens the army contractor (d. 1764), became a partner in the bank, subsequently known as Dorriens, Mello, Martin and Harrison. .... » > Accessed on > books.google.co.uk/
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 Record of Services of the Honourable East India Company’s Civil Servants in the Madras Presidency. From 1741 to 1858. Including Chronological Lists of Governors, Commanders-in-Chief, Chief Justices and Judges, of the Madras Presidency, between 1652 and 1858. As well as Lists of Directors of the East India Company; Chairmen and Deputy Chairmen of the Direction; and Presidents of the Board of Control. Compiled and Edited, from Records in the Possession of the Secretary of State for India, by Charles C. Prinsep, Statistical Reporter, and Late Superintendent of Records, India Office. London: Trübner & Co., Ludgate Hill, 1885.
p. xii: « DIRECTORS OF THE EAST INDIA COMPANY / Names. | Period of Service as Director / ... / Dorrien, John | 1755 to 1763 / .... » p. xviv: « List of Chairmen and Deputy Chairmen of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, 1714 to 1858. / ... » p. xx: « Years Elected. | Chairman. | Deputy Chairman. / ... / 1762 | Thomas Rous | John Dorrien / 1763 | John Dorrien | Laurence Sulivan / .... » > Accessed on: us.archive.org/
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 The London Chronicle for The Year 1762, Vol XI, No. 784, p. 358 , 15 April, 1762.
« (1762) Thursday, April 15. ... LONDON. ... Yesterday Thomas Rous, Esq; was chosen Chairman of the Court of Directors of the East-India Company, and John Dorrien, Esq; was chosen Deputy Chairman. » > Accessed on: books.google.co.uk/
- ↑ The London Magazine or Gentleman’s Monthly Intelligencer, Vol. XXXII. For the Year 1763, p. 224 , 15 April, 1763.
« The Monthly Chronologer ... (April) ... Friday, 15. John Dorrien, Esq; was chosen chairman and Laurence Sulivan, Esq; deputy chairman of the East India company. » > Accessed on: books.google.co.uk/
- ↑ Urban, Sylvanus: The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle, Vol. LIV, part II, p. 957, 1784.
Obituary of considerable Persons; with Biographical Anecdotes.
« DEATHS. / ... / Dec. ... / 7. At Chester, John Lawton, esq; alderman of that city, and had passed the chair. / In his 71st year, at Great Berkhamstead, Herts, John Dorrien, esq; / 9. Mrs. Jackson, relict of the late P. J. esq. / .... » > Accessed on: books.google.co.uk/
- ↑ 'HERTFORDSHIRE 1731-1800 as recorded in The Gentleman's Magazine,' edited by Arthur Jones, University of Hertfordshire Press, p. 207.
« DEATHS / ... 9 December 1784. DORRIEN. In his 71st year, at Great Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, John Dorrien, Esq. » Accessed on:
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 Brayley, Edward Wedlake: The Beauties of England and Wales; or original delineations, topographical, historical, and descriptive, of each county, London, 1808, Vol. VII, p. 140.
« ... Against the east wall of the south transept, is a very neat monument in memory John Dorrien, Esq. who died in December, 1784, aged seventy; .... » > Accessed on: books.google.co.uk/
- ↑ Will of John Dorrien of London, 24 December 1784 .
« In the Name of God Amen I John Dorrien of London Esquire being of sound and disposing mind and memory (praised be god) do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) ffirst and principally I resign and recommend my Soul unto the hands of Almighty God my Creator in full confidence of obtaining free pardon and remission of all my Sins by and through the Merits Death and Mediation of Jesus Christ my Blessed Redeemer and Saviour and I desire that my Corps (if I shall happen to dye within a convenient distance) may be interred in a decent manner in the Parish Church of Berkhamstead Saint Peter otherwise Great Berkhamstead in the County of Hertford and that a short Inscription be put up near the place of my Internment And it is my Will and Desire that the corps of my Dear Wife when it shall please God to take her out of this transitory Life may if it conveniently can) be placed near my remains ... And in all other Respects I do hereby ratify and confirm my said Will and the three former codicils annexed thereto In Witness whereof I the said John Dorrien have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this twentieth day of April in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty two John Dorrien (Seal) .... » > Description: Will of John Dorrien of London / Date: 24 December 1784 / Catalogue reference: PROB 11/1124 / Dept: Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury / Series: Prerogative Court of Canterbury and related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers / Piece: Name of Register: Rockingham Quire Numbers: 623 – 673 > Downloaded from: National Archives/Documents Online