John Daniel

1768 - 10th Oct 1853

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

The son of Thomas Daniel (1730-1802), brother of Thomas Daniel (1762-1854) 'the King of Bristol' (q.v.) and London partner in the Bristol and London firm of Thomas Daniel & Sons, one of the largest single recipients of slave compensation, notably in Barbados and British Guiana.

  1. In 1851 John Daniel aged 83 West India and Gen. [?] Merchant born Barbody [the underlying image shows clearly 'Barbadoes'] was living in Parsons Green, with daughters Sybilla (a widow aged 47), Eleanor (aged 43) and Ann (aged 39), all born Lambeth Surrey, as well as Thomas D. Hill, nephew aged 28 also a West India merchant. At Parsons Green, on the 10th inst., [i.e. 10/10/1853] John Daniel Esq., in his 85th year. Will of John Daniel merchant of Parsons Green proved 29/06/1854.

  2. John Daniel was reportedly left nothing by his father in 1802: according to a newspaper report all passed to Thomas Daniel (1762-1854), who also reportedly shared the property with John despite their father's intention. However Thomas Daniel senior actually left £5000 to his son John but left all his Jamaican property to his son Thomas junior. His executors were John and Thomas junior.

Sources

T71/877 Antigua claim nos. 268 (Archibald's & Brown's) and 310 (Upper Freeman's St Peter). T71/895 Barbados claim nos. 105 (Upton [?]), 119 (Pine Plantation), 139 (Hoggatt Hall), 270 (Lewis [Lear's?] Plantation) and 525. T71/896 Barbados claim nos. 1125, 1731 and 1733. T71/897 Barbados claim nos. 2034 (Spring), 2089, 2969 (Sunbury) and 2977 (Hampton Estate). T71/898 Barbados claim nos. 3332A-D and 3950. T71/899 Barbados claim nos. 4464 and 4598. T71/900 Barbados claim nos. 5171A&B. T71/885 British Guiana claim no. 166 (Foulis). T71/887 British Guiana claim nos. 2351 (Ondervreening (?)) and 2355 (Taymouth Manor).

  1. 1851 census online; Times 12/10/1853 p. 9; PROB 11/2192. The John Daniel in the National Probate Calendar 1872 (4 September 1872 administration of effects of John Daniel who died at Stoodleigh 11/05/1848 granted to Rev. Henry Arthur Daniel, the sole executor of Thomas Daniel the father and next of kin, effects under £3000) refers to John's great-nephew, the son of Thomas Daniel (1798-1872).

  2. 'Death of Thomas Daniel Esq.', Bristol Times 08/04/1854. We are grateful to Ruth Hecht for suplying a copy of this obituary. Will of Thomas Daniel Merchant of Lambeth, Surrey, proved 12/05/1802, PROB 11/1374/118. We are grateful to Victoria Wisternoff for information about this will.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Occupation
West India and General Merchant

Associated Claims (35)

£3,171 3S 4D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£2,728 15S 9D
Awardee
£3,942 2S 1D
Unsuccessful claimant
£133 1S 10D
Unsuccessful claimant
£2,648 16S 1D
Awardee
£31 1S 5D
Awardee
£320 8S 5D
Awardee
£3,384 15S 11D
Unsuccessful claimant
£1,879 16S 1D
Unsuccessful claimant
£6,956 0S 4D
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£4,998 11S 0D
Awardee
£4,481 19S 9D
Awardee
£295 9S 3D
Awardee
£229 2S 11D
Awardee
£2,441 0S 4D
Unsuccessful claimant (Judgement creditor)
£1,042 13S 10D
Awardee
£128 3S 4D
Unsuccessful claimant (Judgement creditor)
£3,169 4S 10D
Awardee
£3,398 7S 8D
Awardee
£2,623 11S 1D
Unsuccessful claimant
£3,221 13S 7D
Unsuccessful claimant
£17,532 6S 6D
Awardee
£7,699 0S 3D
Awardee
£9,919 12S 5D
Awardee
£9,653 0S 9D
Awardee
£12,577 14S 5D
Awardee
£10,298 17S 5D
Awardee
£5,512 9S 2D
Awardee
£3,997 7S 5D
Awardee
£2,162 8S 9D
Awardee
£793 9S 10D
Awardee
£2,697 7S 0D
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual)
£1,845 11S 1D
Awardee
£1,941 0S 11D
Awardee
£5,883 11S 8D
Awardee

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Thos. Daniel & Co.
West India merchant  
 

Relationships (1)

Brothers
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Addresses (2)

Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
Parsons Green, London, Middlesex, London, England