Philip Charles Cavan

1816 - 1870

Immediate descendant of a claimant or beneficiary

Biography

  1. Son of James Cavan (q.v) [and Anne Bertelet], and one-time partner in Cavan Brothers (q.v.). Born Guadeloupe 1816 or 1817. Joined 30th (Cambridgeshire) Regiment of Foot 1834. Captain April 1841; Major July 1847. May 1852 purchased command of 30th Regiment, became Lieutenant Colonel; retired by sale of command December 1853.1855 became a significant shareholder in Llynvi Vale Iron Co. (invested £4000). After James Cavan's death in 1859, appears to have inherited much of his wealth. By 1867, having bought some shares from William Mitcalfe, owned 32% of restructured Llynvi Coal & Iron Co. (2nd largest shareholder behind George Moffatt). Llynvi merged December 1871 with neighbouring Brogden' family company, after Cavan's death in 1870.

  2. Lieutenant-colonel HM Service, merchant retired. (1861 census). 8 Park Crescent Portland Place. Married 1855 Mary, daughter of Sackville Hamel Berkeley. Left £120,000.

Sources

  1. David Lewis, The Maesteg Iron Industry 1828-1885 available at http://www.scribd.com/doc/13989804/Maesteg-Iron-Industry-18281885 [accessed 22/10/2012].

2. William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? 1860- (Volumes 3 and 4, manuscripts in preparation), reference 1870/7.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Mary Berkeley
Children
1 son; 1 daughter
Wealth at death
£120,000
Occupation
Soldier
Rubinstein
1870/7

Legacies Summary

Commercial (3)

Firm Investment
 
Name partner
Cavan Bros.
West India & East India merchant  
 
Firm Investment
Llynvi Iron Works
Ironworks  
 

Addresses (1)

8 Park Crescent, Portland Place, Marylebone, London, Middlesex, London, England