William Beckford

1790 - 1859

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

William Beckford, partner in the London merchant firm of Beckford & Ranken (q.v.) and almost certainly the son of Francis Love Beckford senior (q.v.).

  1. William Beckford, son of Francis Love Beckford and Johanna Beckford, was baptised at St Marylebone in 1790. William Beckford of Hatchford house Surrey married Marie-Elizabeth Stane in 1822. William Beckford of Hatchford Surrey is identified as the son of Francis Love Beckford in the early 1830s. In 1851 William Beckford aged 61 was living at Ruxley lodge, Claygate, Surrey 'Landed proprietor, Jamaica proprietor and West India merchant', born Middlesex with wife Marie E. 48, children Marie, Joanna, Harriette, and Francis J.B., and brother Francis Beckford, fundholder born Middlesex aged 62. Francis Love Beckford junior (q.v.) died 'formerly of Ruxley lodge' in 1875.   

  2. Date of death (reportedly at Rome) is taken from an unsourced genealogical site. No will or details of probate have been found to date. William Beckford's son Francis John Bramston Beckford left £65,623 0s 3d when he died 28/08/1925.

Sources

  1. Ancestry.com, London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online]; John Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland enjoying territorial possessions or high official rank, but uninvested with heritable honours (4 vols., London, Henry Colburn, 1835-1838), vol. 2 p. 432; 1851 census online.

  2. Military Caste, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=REG&db=militarycaste&id=I01230 [accessed 23/04/2011]. National Probate Calendar 1925.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Marie Elizabeth Stane
Children
Marie, Joanna, Harriett, Francis J.B.
Occupation
Merchant

Associated Claims (5)

£372 7S 1D
Awardee
£1,295 2S 5D
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£3,792 17S 8D
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£2,858 11S 8D
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£4,298 3S 9D
Awardee

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Firm Investment
Beckford & Ranken
West India merchant  
 

Relationships (4)

First Cousins
Brother-in-laws
Son → Father
Brothers

Addresses (2)

Hatchford House, Ockham, Surrey, South-east England, England
Ruxley Lodge, Esher, Surrey, South-east England, England