Walter Craufuird Bernard

1808 - 1885

Claimant or beneficiary


Given as Walter Crawfurd Bernard (in St James 163) and Walter Crawford Bernard (St Elizabeth 105). Partner in C.E. & W.C. Bernard West India merchants and Bernard, Vining & Co, sugar refiners. Son of Charles Edward Bernard (d. 1842) (q.v.) and the partner of his brother Charles Edward Bernard junior (q.v.).

  1. Married Caroline Hathaway 06/12/1831 Clifton Gloucs. Died Cheltenham Q1 1885, aged 76. 1861 census Walter C. Bernard aged 53 living 1 Paragon Clifton, Gloucestershire, described as Landed Proprietor born Bristol (no sign of wife Caroline or of any children). Will of Walter Craufuird Bernard late of Lothian Villa Cheltenham who died 25 February 1885 proved at Gloucester by Charles Hathaway of Bernard House in the City of Bath MD and Rev. Edward Penrose Hathaway of Holbrook near Ipswich two of the executors. Personal estate £4223 10s 11d.


The will of Walter Rhodes Bernard II proved in 1845 identifies Charles Edward Bernard, Walter Craufuird Bernard, James Fogo Bernard and Ralph Mountague Bernard as his brothers.

  1., England and Wales, Marriages and Banns, 1538-1940 [database online]; FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online] (under both Crawfurd and Crawford); 1861 census online; National Probate Calendar 1885.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Walter Crawfurd Bernard
Caroline Hathaway (6/12/1831 at Clifton)
Wealth at death
£4,223 10S 11D

Associated Claims (2)

£475 10S 6D
£2,870 5S 8D

Associated Estates (1)

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
1834 [EA] - → Mortgagee-in-Possession

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Name partner
Senior partner
Bernard, Vining & Co.
Sugar refiner  

Relationships (2)

Business partners
Notes →
Son → Father