John Proctor Anderdon

1760 - 30th Nov 1846

Claimant or beneficiary


Originally (possibly after a period in Bristol) a London merchant, partner in Manning & Anderdon (q.v.) from 1794, retiring in 1816 and thereafter a rentier, connoisseur and collector: father of James Hughes Anderdon (q.v.) and John Lavicount Anderdon (q.v.).

  1. Although the website for the Mount Somerset Hotel (the former Henlade House) at one stage identified John Proctor Anderdon as nephew and heir of Robert Proctor Anderdon of Henlade, it appears from the will of Robert Proctor Anderdon that his heir was another nephew, Charles Proctor Anderdon, who according to more recent research rebuilt Henlade between 1812 and 1815. John Proctor Anderdon was identified on the same hotel site as an officer serving with Duke of Wellington and commander of City of London militia at Waterloo: this has not been verified from other sources. John Proctor Anderdon's grandson John Edmund Anderdon did inherit Henlade House and was living there with his father, John Lavicount Anderdon, at the time of the 1871 census.

  2. The identification of John Proctor Anderdon as the nephew [rather than as the heir] of Robert Proctor Anderdon, however, is confirmed by Vere Langford Oliver, whose family tree shows John Proctor Anderdon as son of Ferdinando Anderdon and Mary Hobart.

  3. Died in Ramsgate, Kent.


T71/877 Antigua claim no. 17 (Seaforths).

  1. [accessed 06/08/2012]; [Nick Kingsley], Landed families of Britain and Ireland, [accessed 07/03/2016].

  2. Vere Langford Oliver, History of Antigua Vol.II pp.234-235.

  3. Royal Society record of Anderdon.

Further Information

(1) Anne Oliver (2) Mary Hannah Casamajor
John Lavicount (1792-1874), James Hughes (1790-1879), Freeman (1794-)

Associated Claims (1)

£2,491 16S 1D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

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
1809 [EA] - 1809 [LA] → Joint owner
1831 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Name partner
Manning & Anderdon
West India merchant  
Firm Investment
Canada Company
North American merchant  

Cultural (2)

...Charity [Carita] by Andrea del... 
notes →
The painting can be seen here: Andrea del Sarto:...
Royal Society...... 
notes →
For the full record of Anderdon's membership of the Royal Society see <a...

Physical (2)

Country house
Farley Hall 
Country house
Beech House [Built] 
description →
'The residence of John Proctor Anderdon, Esq., formerly an eminent West India merchant'.  'The situation is upon the south-western verge of the New Forest [probably Bransgrove, now Bransgore, ]. 'A...
notes →
Remodelled 1816 according to James Norris Brewer Introduction to the original delineations, topographical, historical and descriptive intituled The Beauties of England and Wales (1818) p....

Political (1)

Local Government
office →
28 June 1820 -

Relationships (2)

Father → Son
Son → Father

Addresses (3)

Beech House, Bransgrove, Hampshire, Wessex, England
Farley Hall, Berkshire, Central England, England
New Street, Spring Gardens, London, Middlesex, London, England