Francis Bickley

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Claimant or beneficiary


In the 1831 Slave Registers, Bon Air appears as a sugar plantation the property of the heirs of Richard Allport, of which the said Francis Bickley is in possession as manager, previously the property of Francis Bickley. The connection between Francis Bickley and his attorneys and assignees Sophia Beata Gilson (a schoolmistress in Essex) (q.v.) and Martha Craston (untraced) is not yet known.

  1. At least two men called Francis Bickley born in Trinidad - neither old enough to be the Francis Bickley of Bon Air but each possibly a son - appear in the British census, one born c. 1821 a surgeon/dentist lodging at 1851 in Paternoster Row, Abbey Street Cumberland and one born c. 1833 a Private in the Life Guards living in barracks at Windsor in 1861.

  2. Richard Allport was a Bristol merchant who died in Trinidad in July 1829. Again, his relationship with Sophia Gilson and Martha Craston is unknown.

  3. A Francis Bickley had been a partner with Benjamin Bickley (q.v.) in a Bristol mercantile firm until 1818, while Benjamin Bickley was described as the partner in 1828 and surviving partner of R. Allport in 1831.

Sources, Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1812-1834 [database on-line], 1831 Trinidad Plantation Slaves.

  1. 1851 and 1861 censuses online.

  2. Gentleman's Magazine Vol. 99 1829 p. 286 26/07/1829.

  3. Grahame E. Farr (ed.) Records of Bristol Ships, 1800-1838 (vessels over 150 tons) (Bristol Record Society, 1950), pp. 53, 105 and 131.

Further Information


Associated Claims (1)

£1,743 4S 3D

Associated Estates (2)

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
1828 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Owner
1828 [EA] - → Joint owner

Addresses (1)

London, London, England