Alexander Ellice of Mark Lane

???? - 1805


London 'America and West Indies merchant', father of Edward Ellice, Robert Ellice, Russell Ellice, William Ellice, Alexander Ellice and probably Rev. James Ellice (each of whom q.v.). The firm reoriented towards American-Caribbean-European trade after 1783.

  1. Will of Alexander Ellice of Bath Somerset proved 04/12/1805. The 'will' is in fact a tabulation 'in case of accident' of the allocation of real and personal assets to five named sons (the sixth son James received advowsons not included in the main table of assets), three named daughters and Alexander Ellice's wife, totalling £430,000. The first category is of assets designated for William Ellice, including estates in Demerary valued by Alexander Ellice the testator at £50,000, on the proviso he gave up his share of the 'house in Mark Lane', i.e. the London mercantile partnership.

  2. Alexander Ellice has an entry in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography as 'merchant, shipowner, landowner and seigneur'.


W.D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? A biographical directory of British wealth-holders Vol. I 1809-1839 (2009) pp. 46-47, reference 1811/2.

  1. PROB 11/1434/123.

  2." [accessed 15/09/2018].

Further Information

Wealth at death

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

Inglis Ellice were shown as owners of Union estate on St Lucia 1815-1828; Alexander Ellice had been the eponymous partner until his death in 1805.

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Phyn Ellice
North American merchant  

Imperial (1)

notes →
Merchant in Phyn Ellice: 'In his remarkable 40-year business association with the Canadas, Alexander Ellice had contributed much to their economic life, which depended so heavily on the fur trade....
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Relationships (8)

Father → Son
Father → Son
Father → Son
Father → Son
Father → Son
Father → Son
Business partners
Business partners

Addresses (2)

Bath, Somerset, South-west England, England
Mark Lane, London, Middlesex, London, England