Edward Jeffries Esdaile

1786 - 25th Feb 1867

Claimant or beneficiary


Appears as a counterclaimant with Henry Esdaile as 'undermortgagees' for £150,000 for the Carrickfolye estate in Trelawney (for which the compensation was paid into the colonial court) and the Belvidere estate in Hanover (in the latter case, the compensation was paid into a Chancery suit of Esdaile v Hibbert). The connection between the two claims appears to have been the indebtedness of the Reid family, possibly former owners.

It seems highly likely that the claim originates with lending by Sir James Esdaile & Co., the London bankers. Edward Jeffries Esdaile was the son of William Esdaile and grandson of Sir James Esdaile.

  1. In 1851 Edward Jeffries Esdaile aged 65 county Magistrate born London was living with his wife Elisa aged 62 at East Bagborough, Bishops Lydeard Somerset. He left £30,000 at his death 'late of Cothelstone' in 1867. Edward Jeffries Esdaile of Cothelston, the son of the man of these awards (and often confused with his father), married Percy Bysse Shelley's daughter Ianthe.

  2. The Edward Esdaile implicated in the collapse of the Royal British Bank in 1857 was a different man, a London timber merchant.


TS11/603; Hanover no. 14; T71/874 Trelawney no. 538.

  1. 1851 census online; National Probate Calendar 1867.

  2. His address as a shareholder is given as City Sawmills, London Gazette21072 27/02/1850 p. 635.

Further Information


Associated Claims (3)

£3,558 14S 0D
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases
£1,805 16S 3D
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases
£2,603 10S 2D
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Mortgagee)

Relationships (1)

Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Cothelstone Manor, East Bagborough, Bishops Lydeard, Somerset, South-west England, England