James Trecothick née Ivers

1754 - 1843

Claimant or beneficiary


James Ivers, nephew of Barlow Trecothick, from whom he inherited Addington Palace and completed the house begun by Barlow in 1772.

  1. Born c. 1754. Married 20/02/1777 Susanna Margaret, daughter of Sir Archibald Edmonstone. Derbyshire Record Office Fitzherbert of Tissington D239 M/E 24107 1777 shows the settlement of Boston plantation on the marriage of James Trecothick and Susanna Margaret Edmonstone 19/20 February.

  2. Death of James Trecothick registered Isle of Thanet Kent Q3 1843.   Burial of James Trecothick 22/09/1843 of Broadstairs Isle of Thanet Kent buried at Addington, Surrey aged 89: service performed by Benj. Harrison Domestic Chaplain to his Grace the Arch. Of Canterbury. The will of James Trecothick late of Cheltenham but now of Broadstairs proved 06/05/1844 left his house in Broadstairs to his four daughters, confirmed his settlement of £5000 on his eldest son Barlow, set up a trust for his daughters and left his estates in Grenada and Jamaica to his sons Barlow and James the younger (q.v.).


'Addington', The Environs of London: volume 1: County of Surrey (1792) pp. 1-10. URL = http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=45369 [accessed 08/11/2010]. For an account of the family also see A.W. Streane 'Croydon in the past', http://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/a-w-annesley-william-streane/croydon-in-the-past-historical-monumental-and-biographical-including-also-yor/page-21-croydon-in-the-past-historical-monumental-and-biographical-including-also-yor.shtml [accessed 20/02/2011]; Conrad Edick Wright, Revolutionary Generation: Harvard Men And The Consequences Of Independence (Cambridge, Mass., University of Massachusetts Press, 2005) pp. 70-72, 105, 217 for an account of Trecothick's life and inheritance; for a dispute over the will of Barlow Trecothick see William P. Mason, Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit Courts of the United States for the First Circuit (Boston, Hilliard, Gray, Little and Wilkins, 1828) pp. 16-45 which also sets out the background to James Trecothick's inheritance.

  1. www.familysearch.org batch no. M00145-2; Derbyshire Record Office Fitzherbert of Tissington D239 M/E 24107 1777.

  2. FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]; Ancestry.com, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online]; PROB 11/1999/167.

Further Information

Susanna Margaret Edmonstone
James Trecothick the younger (1798?-)

Associated Claims (3)

£6,412 11s 5d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£3,834 13s 8d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£797 17s 3d

Associated Estates (6)

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
1778 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1784 [EA] - 1793 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1786 [EA] - 1793 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1788 [EA] - 1788 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1775 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Lessee

Given as both 'Lessee from' (1820-26) and 'Lessee to' (1829-32) the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in the Slave Registers. He was awarded the compensation for the enslaved people on the estate in 1836. A petition to the House of Lords of 1806 to allow James Trecothick to buy Red Hill Penn from the Royal infirmary for £7000 showed that the Royal Infirmary had been left an estate in 1749 by Archibald Kerr [by inference, Red Hill Pen] and that James Trecothick had entered into a 35 year lease over the pen [and presumably the enslaved people] in 1801 at £350 p.a.

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Trecothick & Roper
West India merchant  

Physical (2)

Addington Palace 
description →
Landscaping by Capability Brown. 'Brown received £800 for work carried out in 1781-2. There are remains of a fine landscape on the periphery of the present golf course and notable cedar trees near...
Country house
Addington Palace [Built] 
description →
House started by Barlow Trecothick in 1772. Completion of house by his nephew and heir James Trecothick (ne Ivers)....

Relationships (3)

Business partners
Father → Son
Nephew → Uncle

Addresses (1)

Chandos Place, Broadstairs, Kent, South-east England, England