Francis Grundy

1787 - 1865

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Liverpool merchant, counterclaimed for the compensation on the Whydah estate in Portland, as devisee-in-trust of Olive [sic] Wright of Liverpool, will proved 08/05/1820. The compensation was paid into the colonial court. No trace has yet been found of an Olive or Oliver Wright dying in Liverpool c. 1820.

  1. The partnership between Joseph Threlfall and Francis Grundy at Liverpool was dissolved in 1814. Henry Clarke and Francis Grundy of Liverpool were bankrupted in 1822.

  2. In 1851, Francis Grundy, commission merchant aged 64 born Carlton Yorkshire was living with his wife Rosa aged 65 born Jamaica in Smithdown Lane West Derby Liverpool. Will of Francis Grundy of Smithdown Road who died 02/07/1865 proved 22/08/1865, effects under £3000 (there was a double probate in January 1866).

  3. Francis Grundy had married Rosamond Wright 01/05/1813 at St James Toxteth Park. The naming practice for Rosamond Wright suggests a possible connection to the Rosamond Wright included in a 1783 Private Act to authorize and enable William Wright of the parish of Portland to settle his estate and for a named group of children, by implication his natural children, to enjoy the rights and privileges of English subjects.

Sources

T71/868 Portland no. 238; T71/1201 counterclaim.

  1. London Gazette 16847 22/01/1814 p. 193; ibid 17839 30/07/1822 p. 1263.

  2. 1851 census online; National Probate Calendar 1865 and 1866.

  3. Ancestry.com Liverpool, England Marriages and Banns 1813-1921 [database online]; The Laws of Jamaica 1760-1792


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Rosamond Wright
Occupation
Merchant

Associated Claims (1)

£2,885 6S 0D
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases (Trustee)

Addresses (1)

Liverpool, Lancashire, North-west England, England