Alfred Waterhouse

1798 - 1873

Claimant or beneficiary


Liverpool cottonbroker, partner with his brothers Rogers and Daniel (and Thomas Bouch) in Nicholas Waterhouse & Sons, together with whom he claimed under several liens on estates owned by the Rogers family in British Guiana. He married Mary, the daughter of the Quaker coal merchant Paul Bevan and Rebecca Capper.  Alfred and Mary Waterhouse's children included Alfred (1841-1917), the architect of the Natural History Museum and Manchester Town Hall, and Edwin (1841-1917), the founder of the wellknown accountants (both in the ODNB).

  1. Will of Alfred Waterhouse late of Whiteknights Park near Reading who died 27/12/1873 proved 09/01/1874, effects under £60,000 resworn December 1874 under £70,000.


William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? 1860- (Volumes 3 and 4, manuscripts in preparation), reference 1868/11 gives the detail on Alfred Waterhouse's wife Mary Waterhouse nee Bevan, and their children.

  1. National Probate Calendar 1874.

Further Information

Mary, daughter of Paul Bevan and Rebecca Capper
Alfred (1830-1905), Edwin (1841-1917)
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (2)

£15,041 18s 3d
Unsuccessful claimant
£15,621 10s 8d
Unsuccessful claimant

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Other partner
Nicholas Waterhouse & Sons
Cotton Brokers  

Relationships (3)

Business partners