The Warleggan Family were a wealthy family from Cornwall.
The Warleggans were originally poor but built their way up to the higher classes by becoming industrialists and bankers. Although regarded as an upstart by the aristocracy, they became increasingly powerful and wealthy. They were considered to be in the social class of landed gentry.
George was a well known and ruthless banker. He had a great rivarlry with the Poldarks, and in 1793, he became the second husband of Elizabeth Poldark (née Chynoweth) and in doing so, elevated the Warleggan family to aristocracy through their children.
|Luke Warleggan |
1715 - 1800
1715 - 1744
1735 - 1805