Robert Horsford

1798 - 1875

Claimant or beneficiary


Probably the Robert Horsford who was the son of the Hon. Paul Horsford (q.v.) and followed in his footsteps as Attorney-General and then Chief Justice of Antigua. In the will of Christian Horsford (proved in 1826) she appointed as trustees her son Paul Daxson Horsford and her grandson Robert Marsh Horsford.

  1. If the identification is correct as the son of Paul Horsford, then this is Sir Robert Marsh Horsford (kinighted 1841), educated at Winchester, Exeter College Oxford and Middle Temple. The life-dates are those of Sir Robert Marsh Horsford, who left £8000 on his death at 11 Delamere Terrace, Paddington London in 1875.

  2. 'Buried in St. John's Cathedral, Antigua. Located South Wall. Plaque states - sacred to the memory of the Hon. Paul Horsford, a member of her Majesty's Council, and who for a series of years filled successively the important offices of Speaker of the House of Assembly/ Solicitor General, Attorney General, and Chief Justice of this island. he departed this life on the 16th April AD 1850 aged 79 years. His mortal remains lie interred within the burial grounds of this Cathedral in the vault of the Warner Family wherein also repose the ashes of a sister, and of two of his brothers. This tablet has been erected by the surviving daughter and two sons of the deceased as an unpretending tribute of respect and affection to the memory of the best of fathers, and as a lasting record of their bereavement.'


T71/877 Antigua claim no. 554.

  1. Vere Langford Oliver, History of Antigua Vol. 2, Pedigree of Horsford; National Probate Calendar 1875.

  2. Transcript of memorial inscription at [accessed 10/08/2012].

Further Information


Associated Claims (1)

£498 9s 3d
Awardee (Trustee)

Relationships (1)

Son → Father

Addresses (1)

11 Delamere Terrace, Paddington, London, Middlesex, London, England