Rev. Robert Coningham

1785 - 1836

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for Colonarie Vale in St Vincent with John Sterling (q.v.) as trustees of W[alter] Coningham. Robert Coningham was himself an annuitant of £500 p.a. on the Colonarie Vale estate under the will of Walter Coningham, as was his sister Hester Sterling (q.v.); after the death of the survivor of the two annuitants, the whole of Walter Coningham's property including Colonarie Vale estate was to be divided among the children of Robert Coningham and Hester Sterling.

  1. Will of Walter Coningham of Island of St Vincent proved 22/01/1831; will of Rev. Robert Coningham clerk of Chorley Wood Hertfordshire proved 23/07/1836. This latter will (of Rev. Robert Coningham), made in 1816, is short and merely appointed trustees of his estate, guardians for his son William and three executors: in 1822 he made his wife sole executrix and guardian.

  2. Adm. Fell.-Com. (age 22) at PETERHOUSE, Mar. 11, 1807. Of Ireland. Matric. Easter, 1807, as Conyngham; B.A. 1811; M.A. 1826. Ord. deacon (London, Litt. dim. from Ely) Mar. 18, 1810; priest (Ely) June 24, 1810; C. of Abington, 1810. Of Rosehill, Herts. Died May 23, 1836, aged 52, at Chorley Wood, Herts. Father of the next [William Coningham (1815-1884)]. (G. Mag., 1836, II. 217.)

  3. Coningham's wife Louisa Capper is in the ODNB as an author.

  4. The couple's son William Coningham (1815-1884), MP for Brighton 1857-1864, was a significant donor to the National Gallery.


T71/892 St Vincent no. 459.

  1. PROB 11/1781/189; PROB 11/1864/131. The will of William Coningham of Upper Gower street proved 15/02/1826 identifies the testator as the brother of Walter Coningham and uncle of Robert Coningham, PROB 11/1708/276.

  2., Cambridge University Alumni 1261-1900 [database online].

  3. Mary Anne Perkins, 'Capper [married name Coningham], Louisa (1776-1840), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004), [accessed 29/10/2012].

  4. Haskell, Francis. "William Coningham and His Collection of Old Masters." The Burlington Magazine 133, no. 1063 (1991): 676-81. Accessed June 11, 2020.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Robert Coningham
Louisa Capper
Cambridge (Peterhouse) [1807-1811 ]
Church of England

Associated Claims (1)

£8,151 19s 7d
Awardee (Trustee)

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
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Trustee

The estate and enslaved people were shown as the property of Rev. Robert Coningham and Rev. John Sterling as trustees of W. [Walter] Coningham. Robert Coningham also had an annuity of £500 p.a. secured on the estate under his uncle Walter Coningham's will.

Relationships (4)

Nephew → Uncle
Notes →
Also trustee and...
Uncle → Nephew
Brother → Sister
Nephew → Uncle

Addresses (1)

Chorleywood, Hertfordshire, South-east England, England