Richard Quarrell junior

1795 - 19th Feb 1862

Claimant or beneficiary


Anglican clergyman, and slave-owner in Jamaica. He appears to have been born and baptised in Wiltshire, but to have been in Jamaica in the late 1820s, before coming to Britain in his early 30s to attend university before ordination.

  1. Identified as 'Clerk' in 1837 Railway Subscribers lists, which gives his address as Oxford House, Cheltenham, consistent with the Cheltenham address in the compensation records. An Oxford House is extant [Bath Road], Grade II listed. Mrs Quarrell was listed at Oxford House Margaret St. in 1830.

  2. 1851 census Richard Quarrell aged 53 Curate of Emmanuel Church living at Wellington Villa, Park Place: born 'Barford Hall' Wilts. Household includes sons William and Richard aged 9 born Cheltenham Gloucs. and wife Frances aged 28. 1841 census shows him at Clifton clerk aged 45 with wife Jane and son William aged one.

  3. Rev. Richard Quarrell of Wiltshire. Matric. Lent 1831, BA 1835. Ordained 1835, curate of Brailes Warwickshire 1841-2; Chaplain to the Union Bath 1844-9; Curate of Emmanuel Church Weston-super-Mare 1850-62. Died 19/02/1862.

  4. Richard Quarrell baptised 21/11/1795 Downton Wilts., son of Richard Quarrell.  [Barford house, Downton Wilts was the seat of Sir Charles Duncombe 1791].

  5. Bequeathed £2000 sterling in the will of his father Richard Quarrell of Hanover, Jamaica (written 1815 and proved in London 1820). Appears to have bought Phoenix estate from receivers appointed by the Court of Chancery at some point between 1829 and 1832.


  1. Parliamentary Papers1837 Vol. 48 (10) Railway Subscription Contracts. 1830 Pigott's Directory of Gloucestershire.

  2. 1851 census online.

  3. Clergy of the Church of England Database id 5750.

  4., England and Wales Christening records, 1530-1906 [database online].

  5. PROB 11/1632/184. T71/199 pp. 172-173.

Further Information

William, Richard

Associated Claims (1)

£3,141 4s 4d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

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
1829 [EA] - → Agent
1832 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - → Lessee (Enslaved)

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Railway Investment
Kent; or Deptford and Dover [183725]  

Relationships (5)

Son → Father
Grandson → Grandfather
Son → Mother
Nephew → Aunt

Addresses (1)

Oxford House, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England