John Robert Hugh Pinckney CBE

Male, Person Number124, b. 11 May 1876, d. 20 February 1964
John Robert Hugh Pinckney CBE
1876 - 1964
Relationships2nd cousin of George Pinckney
1st cousin 3 times removed of Aaron Pinckney
3rd great-nephew of Robert Pinckney
10th great-grandson of Thomas Pynkeney
22nd great-grandson of Guermond Picquigni
6th great-nephew of Roger Pinckney I
1st cousin 7 times removed of Philip Pinckney
FatherErlysman Charles Pinckney b. 15 Dec 1838, d. 31 Jan 1920
MotherFrancis Elizabeth Mary Cusack b. 22 Jul 1853, d. 21 Sep 1889

Birth, Marriages and Death

Birth*11 May 1876John Robert Hugh Pinckney CBE was born on 11 May 1876 at Wraxall Lodge, Bradford West, South Wraxhall, England, ; apr-may-jun 5a 144.1
He was the son of Erlysman Charles Pinckney and Francis Elizabeth Mary Cusack
Christening15 Jun 1876John Robert Hugh Pinckney CBE was christened on 15 Jun 1876 at Wraxall, England,
Marriage*6 Oct 1903He married Winifred Nicola Hill on 6 Oct 1903 at Bath Abbey, Bath, England, ; oct-nov-dec 5c 1081.2
Death*20 Feb 1964John Robert Hugh Pinckney CBE died on 20 Feb 1964 at Newbury, England, , at age 87; jan-feb-mar 6a 62.3
Burial*Mar 1964He was buried in Mar 1964 at St Peter's Church, Charlton St Peter, England,


Census1881*3 Apr 1881John Robert Hugh Pinckney CBE appeared in the 1881 census at Lower Wraxhall, Bradford On Avon, England, ; RG 11 / 2051.4
Census1891*5 Apr 1891He appeared in the 1891 census at Wraxhall Lodge, Bradford On Avon, England, ; RG 12 / 1606.4
Census1901*31 Mar 1901He appeared in the 1901 census at Wraxhall Lodge, Bradford On Avon, England, ; RG 13 / 1937.4
Census1911*2 Apr 1911He was listed as head of household in the 1911 census at Hidden Cottage, Newtown, Hungerford, England, ; RG 14 / 6415.4
Census1939*29 Sep 1939He appeared in the 1939 census at Hidden Cottage, Hungerford, England, .

Other Information

Occupation*2 Apr 1911John Robert Hugh Pinckney CBE was East India Merchant on 2 Apr 1911. 
Event-Misc*1 Jan 1920He was Awarded the Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for work in the War Trade Intelligence Department on 1 Jan 1920.
Address*1934 As of 1934, John Robert Hugh Pinckney CBE lived at Hidden Cottage, Hungerford, England.  
Occupation29 Sep 1939He was a Director of Public Companies on 29 Sep 1939. 
Anecdote*Feb 1964A correspondent writes:-
One of the doyen of the India tea industry, Hugh Pinckney, died on Thursday at the age of 87 at his home at Hungerford, where he lived for over 50 years.

Educated at Wellington and Trinity College, Cambridge, he entered the family tea business and lived for a time on the Bonaccord estate in Travancore in 1898. Later becoming chairman of the tea companies in both north and south India, he was head of the Poonmoodi Tea and Rubber Co Ltd for 50 years. A founder member of the South Indian Accociation he was also its chairman for three periods of office, the first in 1920-21. In addition he was a director of the National Bank of India for 20 years.

Being unable to serve in the forces in the First World War because of his eyesight he was in the War Trade Intelligence Department, for which he was awarded the C.B.E.

A man of keen intelligence and wit, he was devoted to country life, being a fine shot and an ornithologist. He bore the death of his two sons in the last war, Philip in the S.A.S. and Colin in the R.A.F. - a D.F.C in Burma - with great fortitude, and he continued to attend to his business interests until a year or so of his death. He is survived by his wife, Winifred, and his three daughters.

Children of John Robert Hugh Pinckney CBE and Winifred Nicola Hill

Children 1.Winifred Joan Pinckney b. 21 Jul 1905, d. 22 Mar 1919
 2.Elizabeth Mary Pinckney+ b. 20 Apr 1908, d. 21 Nov 1999
 3.Rosalie Anne Pinckney+ b. 30 Jul 1911, d. 4 Dec 1988
 4.Captain Philip Hugh Pinckney b. 7 Apr 1915, d. 7 Sep 1943
 5.Diana Pinckney+ b. 12 May 1916, d. c 1970
 6.Flight Lieutenant David John Colin Pinckney DFC b. 6 Dec 1918, d. 23 Jan 1942


  1. [S7] Birth Registration.
  2. [S13] Marriage Registration.
  3. [S14] Death Registration.
  4. [S12] Census Image.
Last Edited8 Apr 2022