Sir Anthony Hart

1757 - 1831

Claimant or beneficiary


The executors of Sir Anthony Hart (Charles Henry Barber and John Nixon) were awarded part of the compensation for the Stone Castle estate on St Kitts, on which according to his will Hart held a mortgage.

  1. Sir Anthony Hart was Vice Chancellor of England and then Lord Chancellor of Ireland. 'Neither a great lawyer nor in any respect a great man'. Will of Rt Hon Sir Anthony Hart of Cumberland St Portman Square  ['although his residence at the time was in Upper Harley Street'], proved 24/12/1831. Under the will he left £20,000 in trust for 'Miss Hart' for life, with restrictions on her ability to will the principal away. It identified his sisters as the late Mrs Lapsley and Mrs Rawlins. He gave the estates of Hart's and Duports in the parish of Trinity Palmetto Point in trust for Miss Hart for life and then to her children, in default of whom to the children of his nephew John Hart Rawlins. He carved out from his estate the monies due on mortgage on the security of the Stone Castle, Johnsons and Ffelts [?] estates, belonging to his sister Mrs Rawlins and nephew John Hart Rawlins, totalling over £30,000 in total, 'Sir Anthony intending to make a separate disposition thereof.'

  2. Born 17/04/1757, 4th son of William Hart of St Kitts and Sarah Johnson.


T71/879 St Kitts no. 879.

  1. Times 05/05/1827 p. 6; Times 10//11/1827 p. 3; Times 07/12/1870 p. 4 review of 'Lives of the Lord Chancellors of Ireland'; PROB 11/1793.

  2. ODNB, Daire Hogan, 'Hart, Sir Anthony (1757-1831), lord chancellor of Ireland'.

Further Information

Martha Jefferson
1 daughter

Left £20,000 to trustees for daughter; plus estates in St Kitts West Indies [ODNB]

Wealth at death
Legal Education
Middle Temple [1776-1781 ]
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Claims (1)

£1,783 8s 6d
Beneficiary deceased (Mortgagee)

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
1817 [EA] - 1831 [EY] → Owner
1828 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1828 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession

Relationships (3)

Uncle → Nephew
Brother → Sister
Testator → Executor

Addresses (2)

Cumberland Street, Portman Square, Marylebone, London, Middlesex, London, England
Upper Harley Street, London, Middlesex, London, England