Bartholomew Claypon

???? - 1831


Provincial banker and annuitant on 'slave-property' in Nevis. Bartholomew Claypon of Boston Lincolnshire was among a group of individuals purchasing, for a total of £15,000, annuities from John Mills secured on the latter's estates and enslaved people on Nevis in 1774, when for £250 he purchased an annuity of £25 p.a., for the lives of himself aged 21 and his wife Jean also 21. He left £140,000 in 1831. Bartholomew Claypon's son, also named Bartholomew, left £180,000 in 1866. The family's bank was a predecessor firm of Lloyds.

  1. Will of Bartholomew Claypon of Boston Lincolnshire proved 28/09/1831.


Common Records 1775-1776, British Library, EAP794/1/1/15, pp. 65-94; W.D. Rubinstein Who were the rich? rev. ed. Vol. II (2018) 1831/22; National Probate Calendar 1866.

  1. PROB 11/1790/91.

Further Information

Married but no further details
Bartholomew, Joseph
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:

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  • SY - Association Start Year
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  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1774 [EA] - 1774 [LA] → Annuitant

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Founding partner

Addresses (1)

Boston, Lincolnshire, East Midlands, England