Robert Pulsford the elder

???? - 1835

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Partner with his son William (1772-17/12/1833, q.v.) in R. & W. Pulsford, wine and West India merchants, and grandfather of William Pulsford the younger and Robert Pulsford the younger (each of whom q.v.).

  1. Will of Robert Pulsford of Great St Helens Bishopsgate Street proved 20/01/1836. In the will he refers to his deceased son William, whose property (subject to a holdback of £10,000, which went to the unmarried grandchild Elizabeth Pulsford) Robert Pulsford left equally between his grandchildren Ann Hayter, Frances Latham, Elizabeth Pulsford, William and Robert Pulsford, one-fifth to each. 'As the property in trade and debts arising therefrom of the firm of Robert and William Pulsford will take a very considerbale time to settle', he gave his executors (Joshua Hobson, Alfred Latham and William Pulsford) 10 years grace in accounting for it. His own property he left after some minor monetary legacies to be divided equally among the children of his son William and his daughter Sarah Hobson, wife of William Hobson.

Sources

T71/891 Tobago claim no. 27 (Orange Valley). William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? A biographical dictionary of British wealth-holders Volume One 1809-1839 (London, Social Affairs Unit, 2009) reference 1836/33.

  1. PROB 11/1856/443.

 


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Wealth at death
£450,000
Occupation
Wine merchant and West India merchant
Religion
'A dissenter'
Rubinstein
1836/33

Associated Claims (5)

£1,842 17S 7D
Unsuccessful claimant
£1,246 18S 11D
Unsuccessful claimant
£1,772 0S 3D
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual)
£1,079 18S 6D
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual)
£952 1S 6D
Deceased claimant successful

Legacies Summary

Commercial (5)

Railway Investment
Worcester and Porth Dyallaen [1846548]  
£250000 
Railway Investment
Waterford, Wexford, Wicklow and Dublin [1846524]  
£14000 
Railway Investment
Edinburgh and Perth [1846157]  
£25000 
Railway Investment
Worcester, Hereford, Ross and Glouster [1846547]  
£2000 
Name partner
R & W Pulsford
Wine merchant  
 

Relationships (1)

Brothers

Addresses (2)

6 Upper Belgrave Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
7 Great St Helens, City of London, Middlesex, London, England