Henry Ralph Willett

27th Apr 1786 - 9th Dec 1857


Biography

Henry Ralph Willett (1786-1857), of Broom Hall, Shooters Hill, Kent, 2nd son of John Willett Willett senior (q.v.) and trustee of his elder brother John Willett Willett junior (q.v.), on whose behalf he managed estates in St Kitts and Dorset and from whom he inherited the estates in 1839.

  1. Born 27/04/1786, second son of John Willett Adye (q.v., under John Willett Willett senior: he changed his name to Willett in 1795) and Catherine, daughter of Henry Brouncker of St Kitts and Boveridge, Dorset. Matriculated Christ Church, Oxford, 03/02/1804, M.A. 06/07/1810, barrister-at-law, Lincolns Inn, 1814. Inherited estates from his brother John Willett Willett junior (q.v.) in 1839. Died in the Albany, Piccadilly, 09/12/1857. 

  2. Appointed Sheriff of Dorset in 1849. 

  3. Will proved 23/01/1858, effects under £16000.

Sources

T71/879 St Kitts claim nos. 747 (Red Gate) and 748 (Bevon Island).

  1. 'Adye of St Kitts' in Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919) Vol. 2 pp. 242-250; Joseph Foster (compiler), Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886 (4 vols., Oxford, Parker and Co., 1888) p. 1558. 

  2. Times 15/11/1849. 

  3. National Probate Calendar 1858.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Wealth at death
£16,000
University
Christ Church (Oxford) [1810 ]
Legal Education
Lincolns Inn [1814 ]

Associated Claims (2)

£4,275 6S 4D
(Committee)
£1,424 1S 6D

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

Local Government
 
office →
Sheriff
1849 -

Relationships (2)

Son → Father
Brothers

Addresses (3)

Albany, Piccadilly, London, Middlesex, London, England
Broom Hall, Shooters Hill, Blackheath, Kent, London, England
Merley House, Wimborne, Dorset, Wessex, England