Frederick Huth

29th Oct 1777 - 14th Jan 1864

Claimant or beneficiary


London merchant banker, founder of Frederick Huth & Co., a counterclaimant as assignee of a charge of 100,000 florins, for compensation on the Vrouw Anna estate in British Guiana: the firm then appears to have reached a settlement with another claimant, John Campbell senior & Co., to whom it transferred its claims.

  1. Born 29/10/1777 in Hanover, Germany. Apprenticed to a Spanish merchant at Hamburg and then lived in Spain (where he married in 1806 Manuela Mayfren, 5 sons 6 daughters) and South America before settling in London around 1809. 'Chiefly a foreign merchant engaged in trade with Spain, Latin America and Norway, especially timber, and then became a merchant banker, chiefly investing in North American shares for wealthy British people.' In partnership from 1819 with John Frederick Gruning. Naturalised 1819, retired 1850. His business continued until it was wound up in 1936. Of 33 Upper Harley Street at time of his death on 14/01/1864. Left £500,000.


T71/887 British Guiana claim nos. 2398A&B (Vrouw (?) Anna).

  1. William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? 1860- (Volumes 3 and 4, manuscripts in preparation), reference 1864/36 Huth (John) (ne Johann) Frederick Andrew.

Further Information

Manuela Manfren
5 sons, 6 daughter

Estate = c. £500,000

Wealth at death
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Claims (1)

£14,904 0S 5D
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual)

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Senior partner
Frederick Huth
Spanish American merchant  
Railway Investment
Birmingham and Derby Junction; or Tamworth and Rugby [183719]  

Addresses (1)

9 South Street, Finsbury, London, Middlesex, London, England