William Rhodes Bernard I

1794 - 1868

Claimant or beneficiary


There were two William Rhodes Bernards in the Bernard family alive in the 1830s (in addition to the William Rhodes Bernard who d. 1809): while it is possible that both of them received awards for the Eden estate in St James, in which the name appears twice, it is more likely that the awards went to William Rhodes Bernard I, son of David Bernard who previously held the estate .

  1. William Rhodes Bernard I (1794-1868) was the son of David Bernard and Judith Bernard senior, and the brother of Judith junior (q.v.) and Rev. Samuel Edward Bernard (q.v.). He matriculated Queens College Oxford in 1810 aged 16, Lincolns Inn 1812. He was living at 12 Cambray Place Cheltenham with his sister Judith in 1861, a fundholder aged 67 born Jamaica. He died of Cheltenham 'MD', and at Cheltenham, 27/01/1868 and his will was proven 21/02/1868 by his siblings Judith and Samuel Edward Bernard, effects under £10,000.

  2. William Rhodes Bernard II (1804-1845) 'of Lincoln's Inn' was the oldest son of Charles Edward Bernard of Bristol, doctor.  He matriculated Balliol College Oxford 1820 aged 16, BA 1824, of Lincolns Inn 1824. The will of William Rhodes Bernard 'of Bristol' was proved 26/11/1845.


T71/873 St James No. 31A-F; the family genealogy is summarised under the entry for Judith Bernard sen.

  1. 1861 census online; Ancestry.com, Oxford University Alumni, 1500-1886 [database online]; National Probate Calendar 1868.

  2. Ancestry.com, Oxford University Alumni 1715-1886 [database online]; PROB 11/2026.

Further Information


Associated Claims (1)

£3,581 19s 4d

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] - → Joint owner

Relationships (17)

Son → Father
Son → Mother
Nephew → Uncle
Nephew → Uncle
Brother → Sister
First Cousins
First Cousins
Brother → Sister
Uncle → Nephew
Brother → Sister
Brother → Sister
Brother → Sister
Brother → Sister

Addresses (2)

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
12 Cambray Place, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
Notes →

This is almost certainly William Rhodes Bernard (1794-1868), the son of Judith Bernard senior: see biog notes.