Rev. Richard Panton

20th Sep 1802 - 1860

Claimant or beneficiary


Resident clergyman and slave-owner in Jamaica, later dying in London in 1860. His widow Sophia Eliza Panton 'formerly of Jamaica' died at East Lodge [Belmont] Brighton in 1863 leaving £3000.

  1. Richard, son of Mr and Mrs R. D. Panton, born 20/09/1802 and baptised 18/11/1802 at Rose Garden in Manchioneal.

  2. Adm. Fell.-Com. (age 20) at PETERHOUSE, Feb. 12, 1823; from University College, Oxford, whence he had matric. Jan. 27, 1820. S. of Richard Dunavan [sic], Esq., of Jamaica. Matric. Lent, 1823; B.A. 1825. Ord. deacon (Jamaica) Feb. 19, 1826; priest, Dec. 16, 1827. C. of the parish of St David's and Assistant C. of St Thomas-in-the-East, Jamaica. Secretary to the C.M.S. in Jamaica, 1839. Island C. of St Andrew's, 1840. Rural Dean of Surrey, Jamaica, 1844 [then called D.D., Lambeth]. Vicar-General to the Bishop of Jamaica, 1847. Archdeacon of Surrey, Jamaica, 1848-60. R. of St Andrew's, 1858. Married, July 4, 1824, Sophia Elizabeth, dau. of David Morrieson (of the H.E.I.C.S.), of Edinburgh. Died Aug. 30, 1860. Father of David B. (1852). (Al. Oxon.; T. A. Walker, 417; W. Cowper; Cant. Act Book; G. Mag., 1860, II. 438.)

  3. Administration of the Will of Rev. Richard Panton Archdeacon of Surry [sic] in Jamaica late of 36 York Street Marylebone who died at 36 York Street 30/08/1860 granted 29/09/1860 to Sophia Eliza Panton of Brighton the widow, effects in England under £100.


National Probate Calendar 1863.

  1., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

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

  3. National Probate Calendar 1860.

We are grateful to James Brennan for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Sophia Eliza
Church of England

Associated Claims (2)

£2,532 2s 0d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£521 17s 5d

Associated Estates (2)

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
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (1)

Heir-at-law → Deceased
Notes →
Almost certainly father and...

Addresses (1)

36 York Street, Marylebone, London, Middlesex, London, England