Sir Samuel Hellier

Sir Samuel Hellier was born in 1736, the son of Staffordshire landowner and barrister, also Samuel. His father, who passed away in 1751, had amassed substantial estates in Staffordshire and Worcestershire, including the new family residence, Wodehouse in Wombourne. Additionally, Sir Samuel was the rightful heir to the Huntbach family's Featherstone estates through his mother. However, he did not come into this inheritance until the death of his maternal grandmother, Sarah Huntbach in 1782. Sir Samuel did not have much time to enjoy his full inheritance, as he passed away just two years later. Having no heirs, he bequeathed the entirety of his estates to a long-standing friend, Reverend Thomas Shaw.