Charles Gordon

1784 - 1839

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Charles Gordon of England, awarded the compensation for the enslaved people on three estates in Jamaica, two (including Braco) in Trelawney and one in St Anns. Son of Charles Gordon of Braco (q.v.)

  1. Charles Gordon sen. of Braco b. Braco 1747, d. 1829 aged 82, stone in church of Great Berkhampstead; Charles Gordon (jun.) b. Braco 1784, of Newtimber Place Sussex, d. 1839. In his will, Charles Gordon (d. 1839) refers to the house of his late father in Gower Street: 'Chas. Gordon' was shown at 40 Gower Street in 1835. Charles Gordon according to Victoria County History bought Newtimber Place in 1832, but his father's will shows that the father had lent him money 'on account of New Timber' in 1825.

  2. Will of Charles Gordon of Braco in the parish of Trelawney proved 11/07/1829; will of Charles Gordon of Newtimber Place, Sussex proved 15/05/1839. The latter left the right of patronage at Newtimber in trust together with £8000 to his younger son Arthur Pitman Gordon, with the rest of his estate to his elder son Charles Henry William Gordon. The Rev. Arthur Pitman Gordon of the Rectory Newtimber left £55,218 19s in 1904; his brother had left £14,071 8s in 1887.

Sources

  1. IGI, and Notes & Queries 1906 s 10-V pp. 214-5; IGI and JamaicanFamilySearch [referring to a stone at Newtimber]; Boyle's Directory of London, 1835, p. 411; http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/sussex/vol7/pp204-208 [accessed 19/08/2016].

  2. PROB 11/1758/174; PROB 11/1910/356; National Probate Calendar 1887 and 1904.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish

Associated Claims (3)

£1,931 7S 4D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£4,476 4S 11D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£1,771 7S 7D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (4)

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
1829 [EA] - 1835 [LA] → Owner
1829 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - → Owner
1820 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Country house
Newtimber Place [Purchased] 
description →
Sussex moated house in flint and brick, originally built 16thC, with Georgian remodelling. Purchased by Charles Gordon reportedly in 1832 (although the will of his father made in 1825 shows that his...

Relationships (1)

Son → Father

Addresses (2)

40 Gower Street (?), London, Middlesex, London, England
Newtimber Place, Sussex, South-east England , England