Richard Honnywill junior

1766 - 1842

Claimant or beneficiary


Bristol merchant and partner of George Weare Braikenridge in Honnywill & Braikenridge (q.v.). Son of Richard Honnywill Snr (1733-95) and Ruth Thomas (d.1788).

  1. A Richard Honnywill married three times. Firstly, Susanna Avant (d.1795) 25/02/1786 in Bristol, no issue; secondly, Elizabeth Henderson (d.1799) 23/10/1798 at Westbury on Trym Gloucs., no issue; thirdly, Elizabeth Weston in Shepton Malleton. The couples children include Edward Agustus [sic] (b. 26/01/1822), Alfred (b. 06/12/1823); John Blake (b. 14/12/1824), Emma (b. 22/09/1826) were all baptised at Clifton, the children of Richard Honnywill and Elizabeth; Julia Archall Honywill was born to Richard and Elizabeth and baptised on 26/05/1830. The death of Richard Honnywill registered Q2 1842 at Clifton.

  2. John Blake Honnywill, fourth son of Richard Honnywill of Clifton near Bristol gent., Wadham College matric. 21/10/1842 aged 17.

  3. Will of Richard Honnywill of Clifton Gloucestershire [made in 1841] proved 23/09/1842. He left his wife Elizabeth an annuity of £1200 p.a. After reciting the imprudence of his wife's three sisters and their financial dependence upon him, he left each of them an annuity of £35 p.a. He left £5000 each to his three daughters, and his remaining estate among his sons.


  1., England and Wales, Marriages and Banns, 1538-1940 [database online]; FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online].

  2., Oxford University Alumni, 1500-1886 [database online] Francis A Homfray - Robert Honywood.

  3. PROB 11/1968/107.

We are grateful to Jill Lawrie for her help compiling this entry.

Further Information

(1) Susannah Avant; (2) Elizabeth Henderson; (3) Elizabeth Weston
(3) Edward Augustus, Alfred, John Blake, Emma, Julia Archall
A will but no further details

Associated Claims (3)

£2,121 11s 11d
Awardee (Trustee)
£4,673 9s 7d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£441 14s 0d
Awardee (Trustee)

Associated Estates (6)

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
1805 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1817 [EA] - 1835 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1805 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1817 [EA] - 1835 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1834 [EA] - → Trustee
1834 [EA] - → Trustee

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Braikenridge & Honnywill
West India merchant  

Relationships (2)

Business partners
Executor → Testator

Addresses (1)

Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England