Edward Protheroe senior

19th Jan 1774 - 24th Aug 1856

Claimant or beneficiary


Son and former partner of Philip Protheroe (1747-1803) in Protheroes and Claxton, MP for Bristol 1812-1820, brother of Philip Protheroe (d. 1846) (q.v.).  Originally followed his father into partnership as a West India merchant and then invested in coal mines and in smelting in the Forest of Dean, buying assets for 20,000 guineas from his uncle John Protheroe in 1812.

  1. 1841 census Edward Protheroe coalmaster living at Newnham Gloucs., aged 67 with wife Anne aged 70. 1851 census Edward Protheroe aged 77 born Bristol proprietor of iron and coal mines living at 8 Eccleston Square with wife Anne aged 80.

  2. Adm. Fell.-Com. (age 19) at MAGDALENE, Dec. 13, 1792. S. of Philip, merchant and banker, of Bristol (and Mary, dau. of Moses Brain, of Bristol). B. [Jan. 19], 1774, at Bristol. School, Harrow. Matric. Lent 1793. Migrated to Christ's, Dec. 20, 1793; B.A. 1797. A West India merchant in Bristol, and an ironmaster and colliery owner in the Forest of Dean. Sheriff of Bristol, 1797-8; Mayor, 1804-5. M.P. for Bristol, 1812-20. President of the Anchor Society, 1804. Married, Oct. 10, 1796, Anne, 2nd dau. of John Waterhouse, of Halifax. Died Aug. 24, 1856, at Brighton. (Peile, II. 337; Boase, VI. 437; W. R. Williams, MSS.; G. Mag., 1856, II. 523.)

  3. Letters of administration of the estate of Edward Protheroe formerly of Hill House Newnham Gloucs., but late of Eccleston Square, who died at Brighton 24/08/1856, and left unadministered by Mark Davis Protheroe the nephew, granted 26/09/1870 to Lucy Hungerford Protheroe. Effects under £20.


http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1790-1820/member/protheroe-edward-1774-1856 [accessed 15/09/2016].

  1. 1841 and 1851 censuses online.

  2. Ancestry.com, Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database online]

  3. National Probate Calendar 1870.

Further Information

Anne Waterhouse
Edward Davis (1798-1852)
Cambridge (Magdalene) [1793-1797 ]
Politician and merchant

Associated Claims (4)

£1,959 0S 2D
Awardee (Judgement creditor)
£3,322 9S 10D
Awardee (Assignee)
£8,513 18S 10D
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£3,590 13S 10D

Associated Estates (3)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1825 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Judgement creditor
1834 [EA] - → Other

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Philip & George Protheroe
West India merchant  

Political (1)

election →
Bristol Somerset
1812 - 1820

Relationships (3)

Father → Son
Notes →
Probably father/son though see biographical notes on...
Son → Father

Addresses (2)

8 Eccleston Square, London, Middlesex, London, England
Hill House, Newnham, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England