John Horsley Palmer

7th Jul 1779 - 7th Feb 1858

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Partner in Palmers, Mackillop (q.v.), son of William Palmer (1737-1821) of Nazeing Park) and Mary Horsley, and brother of George, William Jocelyn and Sir Ralph Palmer (all of whom q.v.): with his brothers he was awarded compensation as mortgagees-in-possession of Springs and Mount Aire in Grenada and with his brother George and Lestock Peach Wilson (q.v.) he was awarded compensation as mortgagee of the Upper Latante estate, again in Grenada.  

  1. Entry in the ODNB as 'merchant banker'. Director and later Governor (1830-33) of Bank of England, as was his son Edward Howley Palmer (1877-9). Intimately involved in the new charter of 1833 and in the crises of 1837 and 1839: opposed 1844 Bank Charter Act.  Member of the Political Economy Club 1829-46.

Sources

T71/880 Grenada Nos. 455 (Springs and Mount Aire) and 859 (Upper Latante).

  1. ODNB online, A.C. Howe, '(John) Horsley Palmer (1779-1858), merchant banker'.

Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
(1) Elizabeth Belli (1810); Jane Louise Cockerell (1841)
Children
With (1) 3 sons and 3 daughters, including Edward Howley Palmer (1811-1901)
Will

Probate 13 March 1858, CGPLA Eng & Wales [ODNB]

Wealth at death
£60,000
School
Charterhouse
Occupation
Merchant and banker
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Claims (2)

£2,992 19s 9d
Awardee (Mortgagee-in-possession)
£3,495 5s 2d
Awardee (Mortgagee)

Associated Estates (4)

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] - → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1823 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - → Trustee
1834 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder

Legacies Summary

Commercial (3)

Name partner
Palmer, McKillop, Dent & Co.
East India merchant  
 
Railway Investment
London and Brighton (Stephenson's) [183748]  
£5000 
Governor
Bank of England
Banker  
 

Relationships (4)

Son → Father
Brothers
Brothers
Uncle → Nephew

Addresses (1)

11 King's Arms Yard, City of London, Middlesex, London, England