James Hackman Pearson

1787 - 1858

Claimant or beneficiary


Managing clerk in a London West India merchant (probably Boddington & Co.), awarded compensation as trustee for the Water Valley estate in St Mary Jamaica.

  1. James Hackman Pearson was baptised 30/01/1788 at St Michael Bassishaw, the son of James Pearson and Margaret Hackman. He married Maria [sic] Mann 01/12/1827 at St Luke's Chelsea. In 1851, James H. Pearson aged 62 born London 'Managing Clerk in a West India merchant' was living at 28 Milner Square Islington with wife Mary, sons James H. aged 15 and Henry D. 13, and daughters Sarah E. 11, Mary M. 8 and Harriet E. 5.  Death of James Hackman Pearson registered Islington Q1 1858.

  2. James Hackman Pearson was named as an executor in the will of Nathaniel Wells of Piercefield, Monmouthshire (owner of Fahies and Ortons estates in St Kitts), written in 1842, which describes him of St Helen's Place, City of London. The same address was given for another executor, Richard Davis, who was a partner in Boddington and Davis (q.v. under Boddington & Co.), suggesting this was the firm in which James Hackman Pearson was managing clerk.


  1. Ancestry.com, England and Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906 [database online]; Ancestry.com, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]; 1851 census online; the three daughters are shown in Ancestry.com, London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database online] as the children of James Hackman and Mary Pearson at their baptisms at Holy Trinity Islington between 1840 and 1846, when he was described as 'Gentleman' of 46 Cloudesley Terrace; FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online].

  2. Will of Nathaniel Wells of Piercefield, Monmouthshire, PROB 11/2157/51.

We are grateful to Rita Lamb for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Js. Hackman Pearson
Maria Mann
James H., Henry D., Sarah E., Mary M., Harriet E.

Associated Claims (1)

£4,273 6s 2d

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Managing Clerk
Boddington & Co.
West India merchant  

Relationships (2)

Business associates
Executor → Testator
Notes →
James Hackman Pearson and Richard Davis both of St Helen Place were awarded administration of the will of John Stanley in 1833, more than 30 years after his death....

Addresses (2)

46 Cloudesley Terrace, Liverpool Road, Islington, Middlesex, London, England
St Helen's Place, City of London, Middlesex, London, England