Charles Devon

17th May 1789 - 14th Feb 1869

Claimant or beneficiary


£2000 of the compensation for Lucky Valley in Clarendon Jamaica was awarded to trustees (Charles Edward Long and G.G. Wandisford Pigott) of the marriage settlement of Charles Devon and Mary Long, the daughter of Edward Beeston Long.

  1. Son of William Devon of Teddington, Middlesex, solicitor. Born 17/05/1789. Attended Harrow School. Matriculated St John's College, Cambridge, 1806. Admitted at Lincoln's Inn, 30/01/1805. Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant. Of Teddington Place, Middlesex, and Rackenford, North Devon. Married Mary, daughter of Edward Long. "He ran as a substitute for Lord Byron in the Eton v. Harrow cricket match, 1805, Byron being, of course, lame." Died 14/02/1869 at Addington, Kent.

  2. Married Mary Long 13/07/1822 at Marylebone. In the census of 1841 at Marina, Hastings, age 45, with his wife and children Charlotte age 14, Emily age 13, Mary age 6, Victoria age 3 and Edward age 7. In 1851 his wife Mary is recorded with their children at Teddington Place while Charles was a visitor in the gamekeeper's lodge, Rackenford. In 1861 the family is at St Vincents, Addington, Kent, where his occupation is Magistrate. The will of Charles Devon late of St Vincents died 14/02/1869 at St Vincents and his will was proved by Henry Charles Devon his son, the sole executor; effects under £2,000.


T71/859 Clarendon claim no. 156 (Lucky Valley).

  1., Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database online].

  2., London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]; 1841-1861 censuses online; National Probate Calendar 1869.

Further Information

Mary Long
Charlotte, Emily, Henry Charles, Mary, Victoria, Edward
Wealth at death
Harrow School

Associated Claims (1)

£4,205 6s 2d

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
1825 [EA] - → Trustee

Relationships (1)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law

Addresses (3)

Lodge, Rackenford, Devon, Devon and Cornwall, England
Notes →

Guest at Gamekeeper's Lodge at time of 1851 Census

St Vincent's, St Vincents Lane, Addington, Kent, South-east England, England
Teddington Place, London, Middlesex, London, England