Evelyn Bazalgette

20th Oct 1801 - 21st Jul 1888

Claimant or beneficiary


Evelyn Bazalgette (1801-1888), barrister, 4th son of Louis Bazalgette (1750-1830) and Frances Bergman (1769-1847), uncle of Sir Joseph William Bazalgette (1819-1891) and younger brother of Louis Bazalgette junior (1792-1879) and Daniel Bazalgette (1793-1838), who were partners in Armstrong & Bazalgette.

  1. Born 20/10/1801 to Louis Bazalgette and his second wife Frances Bergman (1769-1847). Louis made his fortune as tailor to the Prince of Wales in the 1780s and 1790s and then branched out into money-lending and invested in the West India and East India trades. Louis left personalty of £250,000 at his death. Louis's estate was the subject of protracted legal wrangling after his death in 1830 as Evelyn Bazalgette (as executor) attempted to recover the outstanding debts owed his father. Evelyn Bazalgette claimed compensation as a creditor of the estate of Anthony Gilbert Storer (q.v.) in the case of Storer v. Bazalgette, and as mortgagee on Camp Savanna in Bazalgette v Kirlew.

  2. Matriculated Balliol 1818 aged 17, BA 1823; Lincolns Inn 1827; QC and Bencher 1858.

  3. At 9 Old Square, Lincoln's Inn in the 1841 census: age 35, Barrister, living with John Sheffield, 35, also a barrister. At 8 Old Buildings, Lincolns Inn in 1851, age 49, Barrister in practice. At 8 Upper Wimpole Street in 1871, age 68, Barrister out of practice, with Frederick Edwards, 30, Footman, Mary Goodchild, 36, Cook and Matilda Turpin, 30, Housemaid. At 14 Devonshire Place in 1881, age 78, Barrister + Q.C. + M.A. (Oxford) Withdrawn from practice, with George Cliford, 27, Butler, Frances Broadsmith, 30, Cook, Mary Young, 46, Housemaid and Hannah Croll, 18, Kitchenmaid.

  4. Louis Bazalgette bought South Stoneham House in Hampshire in 1804 and sold it in 1809; and bought Eastwick Park house in Great Bookham, Surrey, in 1809, which was sold after his death in 1833.

  5. Will of Evelyn Bazalgette formerly of 8 Upper Wimpole Street but late of Lincolns Inn and 14 Devonshire Place, who died at 14 Devonshire Place 21/07/1888, was proved 28/08/1888: Sir Joseph William Bazalgette (his nephew) was one of the executors. Effects £155,139 7s 3d.


T71/869 St George claim no. 45; T71/871 Westmoreland claim no. 397.

  1. For the life of Louis Bazalgette and more information on his sons see Charles Bazalgette, Prinny's Taylor, the tale of Louis Bazalgette (1750-1830) (publication forthcoming); W.D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? A biographical directory of British wealth-holders Vol. 1 1809-1839 (2009) pp. 323-324, reference 1830/27; for details of legal disputes over Louis Bazalgette's estate, see, for example, Bazalgette v. Bazalgette, The Standard, Mon Aug. 5, 1833; for details of the claim of Bazalgette see, for example, 'Law Report', Times 11/03/1846 p. 7. Most of the debt of the Storers had been settled in the related suit of Armstrong v Storer.

  2. Joseph Foster (compiler), Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886 (4 vols., Oxford, Parker and Co., 1888) Vol. 1 p. 80.

  3. 1851 census online.

  4. Charles Bazalgette, Prinny's Taylor, the tale of Louis Bazalgette (1750-1830) (publication forthcoming) chapter 16.

  5. National Probate Calendar 1888.

We are grateful to Charles Bazalgette for his help with this entry.

Further Information

Wealth at death
£155,139 7S 3D
Oxford (Balliol) [1818-1823 ]
Legal Education
Lincolns Inn [1827 ]

Associated Claims (2)

£4,596 15s 11d
Awardee (Mortgagee-in-possession)
£2,756 3s 7d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases (Mortgagee)

Associated Estates (1)

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
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession

Legacies Summary

Imperial (1)

East India Company
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His father Louis Bazalgette invested in the East Indies but his relation with the East India Company is...

Physical (2)

Country house
South Stoneham House [Purchased] 
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A helpful account of the house is in <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Stoneham_House"...
Country house
Eastwick Park House [Purchased] 

Relationships (1)

Son → Father

Addresses (5)

14 Devonshire Place, London, Middlesex, London, England
8 Old Buildings, Lincoln's Inn, Lincoln's Inn, London, Middlesex, London, England
8 Old Square, Lincoln's Inn, Lincoln's Inn, London, Middlesex, London, England
8 Upper Wimpole Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
9 Old Square, Lincoln's Inn, Lincoln's Inn, London, Middlesex, London, England