James Heywood Markland

7th Dec 1788 - 28th Dec 1864

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

James Heywood Markland, antiquary and solicitor, son of Robert Markland, a check and fustian manufacturer in Manchester, and Elizabeth Hibbert. Parliamentary agent to the West India planters in 1814.Awarded compensation with John Nembhard Hibbert (q.v.) and Thomas Bibbert (q.v.) for Great Valley Sugar estate, Coventry Pen and Albion estate in Jamaica as trustee and executor of Robert Hibbert senior. Awarded compensation as treasurer of the 'Hon Revd Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts' for Codrington estate in Barbados.

  1. Born in Manchester 07/12/1788, married Charlotte Freeling in Marylebone, Middlesex, 24/09/1821. Lived at 14 Upper Gower Street [now 114 Gower Street] 1823-1829. In the census of 1841 at 1 Lansdown Crescent, Bath, Landed Proprietor & Fundholder, with his wife Charlotte and daughter Elizabeth. Census of 1851 at 1 Lansdown Crescent, Bath, with his wife Charlotte and daughter Elizabeth J. Markland. At the same address in the census of 1861 with his wife Charlotte and Charles Rivers Freeling, visitor, 49 and Arthur Charles Freeling, visitor, 15. Died at 1 Lansdown Crescent on 28/12/1864.

  2. Effects valued at £30,000 on his death in 1864. Executors were Charles Rivers Freeling of 1 New-square Lincoln's Inn and Frederick George Davidson of 18 Spring-gardens, Middlesex.

  3. One of 7 people co-opted into the Roxburghe Club by the first 18 members at the St. Albans Tavern on 17 June 1812, he presented Chester Mysteries: De Deluvio Noe. De Occisione Innocentium, edited by J. H. Markland, to the club in 1818.

  4. Author, Remarks on the Sepulchral Memorials of Past and Present Times with some suggestions for improving the Condition of our Churches, Oxford, John Henry Parker, 1840, and On the Reverence due to Holy Places, London, J. Murray, 1845, and other works. Contributer to the Archaelogia.

  5. Fellow of the Royal Society 28/03/1816.

Sources

T71/866 St David claim no. 45. T71/872 Hanover claim nos. 81 and 82. T71/899 Barbados claim no. 4215.

  1. J. R. Howard Roberts and Walter H. Godfrey (editors) Survey of London: volume 21: The parish of St Pancras part 3: Tottenham Court Road & neighbourhood (1949), available at www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65176Ancestry.com; Ancestry.com, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]; 1841 census online; 1851 census online; 1861 census online; National Probate Calendar 1865.

  2. National Probate Calendar 1865.

  3. www.roxburgheclub.org.uk/membership/index.php?MemberID=22 [accessed 05/02/2013].

  4. See also entry for James Heywood Markland in the DNB for a full list of his publications and further biographical details.

  5. http://royalsociety.org/uploadedFiles/Royal_Society_Content/about-us/fellowship/Fellows1660-2007.pdf [accessed 05/02/2013].


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Charlotte Freeling
Children
Elizabeth Jane (1826-)
Wealth at death
£30,000

Associated Claims (4)

£8,558 2S 2D
Awardee
£7,262 16S 6D
Awardee
£1,868 5S 3D
Awardee
£8,291 7S 0D
Awardee (Executor or executrix)

Legacies Summary

Cultural (2)

Founder member
Roxburghe Club...... 
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Treasurer
Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts...... 

Addresses (2)

1 Lansdown Crescent, Bath, Somerset, South-west England, England
14 Whitehall Place, London, Middlesex, London, England