Henry Welchman

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Claimant or beneficiary


As husband of Ellen Welchman (previously Jeffrey, nee Katz), Henry Welchman attempted to intercept the part of the compensation for the enslaved people on Philadelphia in British Guiana which was paid to trustees of his wife, apparently against his wishes. Ellen Jeffery married Henry Welchman in Bethnel Green, London, in 1829. Although he was in London in 1835, nothing further has been traced in Britain of him or his wife (an Ellen Welchman widow died in British Guiana 29/04/1895).


British Guiana no. 378A&B&C. Received 7th Jan 1837 'Memorial of Henry Welchman Husband of Ellen Welchman stating that his wife had executed a power of attorney without his knowledge or consent and praying the award may be stayed.' T71/1610 8/12/1835 letter from Henry Welchman asking for total compensation due to 'my father-in-law' Wolfert Katz 'to enable his Family to judge and settle his affairs.'  T71/1593 8/12/1835 letter to Henry Welchman 49 Brownlow St. Holborn re amounts of compensation. T71/1254: counterclaim by Mrs Welchman late Ellen Jeffrey born Katz. George Gottlieb Lowenfeld, Alexander Baillie and 'Davison Kerr Crawford' [in fact, Crawford Davison Kerr] were trustees for Mrs Welchman. Findmypast.co.uk, England Marriages 1538-1973 [database online].

National Probate Calendar 1896.

Further Information

Ellen Jeffery nee Katz

Associated Claims (1)

£9,979 10s 3d
Unsuccessful claimant

Addresses (1)

49 Brownlow Street, Holborn, London, Middlesex, London, England