James William Freshfield junior

1801 - 1857

Claimant or beneficiary


London lawyer, son of James William Freshfield (q.v.) whom he predeceased; both men are included in the collective entry in the ODNB for the Freshfield family. James William Freshfield jun. was awarded compensation as co-trustee on 3 groups of claims, one for the Vreesen Hoop estate in British Guiana under the marriage settlement of John Turing Ferrier and Adriana Jonas, two under the marriage settlement of A.G. Milne and Dorothea Milne for the Beausejour and Limlair estates on Grenada; and three as trustee for what appears to be a group of City financiers who had lent money to and taken security from the failing London merchant firm of Manning and Anderdon over two estates - Spooners and Priddies Morne - on St Kitts.  

  1. Will of James William Freshfield Gentleman of New Bank Buildings proved 09/06/1857.

  2. 'It was in his capacity as trustee of a marriage settlement that, in 1827, James William Freshfield, with his fellow trustee, one Alexander Baillie, acquired 15 slaves for the estate of Linlair [sic] on the Island of Grenada, in the West Indies.' Both father and son appeared in the compensation records as awardees for Limlair as trustees of the marriage settlement of Alexander George Milne [senior] and Dorothea Span; both men were partners in 1827.


Slinn, Judy. "Freshfield family (per. 1800–1918), lawyers." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 23 Sep. 2004; Accessed 22 Jan. 2020. https://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-49721; T71/885 British Guiana claim no. 703; Grenada claim nos. 958 and 995; St Kitts claim nos. 206, 336 and 724.

  1. PROB 11/2253.

  2. Judy Slinn, A History of Freshfields (1984) p. 44.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Jas. Wm. Freshfield jun.

Associated Claims (9)

£11,106 3s 7d
Awardee (Trustee)
£9,025 8s 4d
Awardee (Trustee)
£7,186 12s 6d
Awardee (Trustee)
£2,243 17s 2d
Awardee (Trustee)
£59 13s 10d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual)
£15 1s 3d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual)
£2,422 14s 5d
Awardee (Trustee)
£2,004 7s 10d
Awardee (Trustee)
£324 6s 7d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual)

Associated Estates (2)

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
- 1834 [LA] → Trustee

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)


Relationships (3)

Son → Father
Notes →
Also business...
Executor → Testator

Addresses (1)

London, Middlesex, London, England