John Paine Tudway

22nd Apr 1775 - 28th Jun 1835

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of Robert Tudway of Wells, Somerset (who was the younger brother of Clement Tudway (1734-1815) (q.v.), barrister and MP for Wells, 1761-1815). John Paine Tudway married Frances Gould Pulsford of Wells, 1806. In 1815, John Paine Tudway became, following the death of his uncle, Clement, sole heir to estates in Somerset and Parham Hill, Antigua, and also inherited from his uncle Clement the parliamentary seat for Wells, 1815-30. [See political legacies for details]. Lieutenant, Wells yeoman cavalry 1803, captain, 1818.

  1. In the course of John Paine Tudway's ownership, a new estate, Parham Lodge, appears to have been established on Antigua with 193 enslaved people transferred to it from the pre-existing Parham Old Works estate between 1824 and 1828.

  2. According to The History of Parliament which follows Vere Langford Oliver, he 'disposed of the Antigua estate on his son's coming of age in 1829' which consisted of 1,096 acres and 600 enslaved.' In fact, his son Robert Charles Tudway (q.v.) took on the estates.


T71/877 Antigua claim nos. 327 (Parham Lodge), 328 (Parham Old Work, St Peters) and 330 (Parham New Work).

  1. T71/249 pp. 730-733.

  2. R. G. Thorne (ed.), The House of Commons, 1790-1820 (5 vols., London, Secker & Warburg for the History of Parliament Trust, 1986), vol. 5, p. 417, [online at The History of Parliament] "" [accessed 23/03/2015].

Further Information

Frances Gould Pulsford
2 sons, 7 daughters

Associated Claims (3)

£2,869 14s 5d
Deceased claimant successful
£2,689 6s 11d
Deceased claimant successful
£3,001 7s 10d
Deceased claimant successful

Associated Estates (3)

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
1828 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Tenant-for-life
1815 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Tenant-for-life
- 1815 [EY] → Tenant-for-life

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

General Investment
notes →
The Tudway Proprietorship in Somerset The Tudways a prosperous middle-class Somerset family who served as MP's from Wells for many generations. While much of their prosperity came...

Political (1)

Tory / West India interest 
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Wells Somerset
1815 - 1830

Relationships (3)

Father → Son
Nephew → Uncle
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Grandson → Grandfather

Addresses (1)

Wells, Somerset, South-west England, England