Joseph Bush

???? - 1824

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Two counterclaims were made for mortgages on St Mary's Hope in British Guiana after the death of Joseph Bush: Robert Taitt (q.v.), as executor of the late Joseph Bush and guardian and trustee of his children, counterclaimed for a mortgage of £19,043 14s 0d; George Augustus Forbes Bush (q.v.) counterclaimed for himself and as attorney of Robert Lucas and others, residuary legatees and heirs of Joseph Bush, late of London (deceased), for a mortgage of £16000.

  1. Joseph Bush of Martinque was the father of Anna Rebecca who married Rev. Robert Allwood (q.v.) in May 1835. Anna Rebecca's date of birth is given unsourced as 02/08/1813. The Bush family had links with both Bristol and British Guiana. Anna Rebecca and Robert Allwood emigrated to Australia in 1839 and Robert was vicar of St James Church Street Sydney 1840-1884. Also the father of: George Augustus Forbes Bush of 9 Park St., Bristol, who died in in Essequebo, on or about the 28th day of January 1846; and of Martha Lucas Bush who married Robert Lucas (q.v.) 21/07/1830 at Westbury-on-Trym, Gloucestershire; in the 1871 census Martha L. Bush age 66, born Martinique, was living in Kenilworth, Warwickshire with her daughters Anna Nicholls and Martha Bush Lucas and Anna's husband and children.

  2. The will of Joseph Bush of Stanton Drew Somerset (on the outskirts of Bristol), proved 28/05/1824, left his estate equally to his children Martha Lucas, John Earle [?], George A. and Anna. It also specified the debt due by Mr William [K]ewley and Mr Robert Taite secured by a mortgage upon their 'plantation and slaves called Mary's Hope.'

Sources

T71/885 British Guiana claim no. 313 (St Mary's Hope).

  1. K.J. Cable, 'Allwood, Robert (1803–1891)' in the Australian Dictionary of National Biography online, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/allwood-robert-1701 [accessed 20/11/2012]. London Gazette, Issue 20614, p. 2225, advertisement 02/05/1846 by Administrator General of Demerary and Essequebo for creditors of the estate. 1871 census online.

  2. PROB 11/1685.


Further Information

Absentee?
Transatlantic?
Spouse
Martha Lucas; Anna; George A.F.; John E

Associated Claims (1)

£10,543 12S 1D
Beneficiary deceased

Legacies Summary

Imperial (1)

Other
Australia: New South Wales 
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Joseph Bush of Martinque was the father of Anna Rebecca who married Rev. Robert Allwood (q.v.) in May 1835. Anna Rebecca and Robert Allwood emigrated to Australia in 1839 and Robert was vicar of St...

Relationships (3)

Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Father → Son

Addresses (1)

Stanton Drew, Somerset, South-west England, England