Benjamin Simmonds

???? - 1841

Claimant or beneficiary


Benjamin Sym[m]onds [sic], Kensal house, Harrow Road, Middlesex, claimed for the compensation for the Norton Valley estate in the Virgin Islands as owner-in-fee: the compensation was paid into the Chancery case of Purcell v McNamara.

  1. Benjamin Simmonds was the sole beneficiary and executor of the will of Margaret Norton Purcell of Kensall [sic] Green Harrow Road proved 14/02/1840. In the will (made 13/12/1829) Margaret Norton Purcell requested that Benjamin Simmonds add the name Purcell to his own.

  2. Will of Benjamin Simmonds of Kensall House Harrow Road proved 12/03/1841. In his will he instructed his trustees to bury him in the Purcell family vault in Lewisham and to have a plaque installed both there and in the Quebec Chapel in Quebec Street 'of which I am proprietor'. Under the will he left monetary legacies and annuities to family members and his residual personal estate to his daughter Elizabeth Ellman wife of Rev. Henry John Ellman, and his (unspecified) real estate in trust for the benefit of Sarah Beeston his sister.


  1. PROB 11/1923/143.

  2. PROB 11/1943/202.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Benjamin Symmonds

Associated Claims (1)

£1,244 16s 5d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases (Owner-in-fee)

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] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (1)

Legatee → Testator

Addresses (1)

Kensal House, Harrow Road, London, Middlesex, London, England