Harriett Semper (née Walsh Porter)

1789 - 14th Oct 1873

Claimant or beneficiary


Counterclaimed apparently unsuccessfully for the compensation for the Streatham estate on Montserrat as annuitant and residuary legatee of her husband Michael Joseph Semper. The compensation was nominally awarded to the executors of Dudley Semper, but appears to have been subject to mercantile interception by Thomas & John Daniel & Co.

  1. Semper, Michael Joseph married 'Porter, Harriot Walsh' at Cheltenham 1810. Will of Michael Joseph Semper of Cheltenham Gloucestershire proved 29/02/1828. In 1851 Harriet [sic] Semper widow aged 62 'fund holder' born nr Liege was living at 14 Grove Road St John's Wood with two servants. In 1871 Harriett Semper was still living at 14 Grove Road, aged 81, 'dividends and house property', born Germany, with two servants. Will of Harriet [sic] Semper of 14 Grove Road St John's Wood who died 14/10/1873 proved 12/11/1873, effects under £16000.


T71/888 Montserrat no. 3, counterclaim of Harriet [sic] Semper of Cheltenham [Gloucestershire] widow, annuitant and residuary legatee under will of late Michael Joseph Semper.

  1. Pallots Marriage Index for England 1780-1837; PROB 11/1737; 1871 census online; National Probate Calendar 1873.

We are grateful to Claudia Semper for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Walsh Porter
Name in compensation records
Harriet Semper
Michael Joseph Semper
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (2)

£1,257 8s 5d
Unsuccessful claimant
£1,845 11s 1d
Unsuccessful claimant (Annuitant)

Relationships (7)

Aunt → Nephew
Aunt → Nephew
Aunt → Nephew
Aunt → Nephew
Aunt → Niece
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Wife → Husband

Addresses (2)

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
14 Grove Road, St John's Wood, London, Middlesex, London, England