Ellys Anderson Stephens

???? - 1844

Claimant or beneficiary


Tenant-for-life of Byde Mill House estate in Barbados, who admitted the counter-claim of his four daughters as remaindermen.  His daughters were Frances Layton, Maria Charlotte Sperling, Sophia Lucy Marriott and Mary Ann Walton (all of whom q.v.).

  1. Ellys Anderson Stephens had inherited property from his mother Frances Elizabeth Stephens, niece of Sir Stephen Anderson of Eyeworth, but it appears that Byde Mill passed first to Sir Stephen Anderson's widow and then to Ellys Anderson Stephens and his children under entail.

  2. Ellys Anderson Stephens married 29/02/1792 Miss Mary Elton at Stapleton House Bristol. Will of Ellys Anderson Stephens of Fulham Middlesex proved 15/03/1845.

  3. Although Ellys Anderson refers to 'four daughters' and these are identifiable in the slave compensation records as the four above, a Fanny Jane Stephens spinster daughter of Ellys Anderson Stephens was married 08/05/1852 to Lewis Peter Baccelli, 'Professor of Languages' at St Pancras. Although only baptised 06/08/1845 at St Mary Newington, a note on the register says that Fanny Jane, daughter of Ellys Anderson Stephens and Ann Bull, was born 23/05/1817. Her baptism followed her father's death.


T71/898 Barbados claim nos. 3601B, 3777 (Byde Mill - where he is given as Ellis Anderson Stephens) and 3779B. T71/895 Barbados claim no. 555B. T71/899 Barbados claim no. 4293B. Ellys Anderson Stephens refers to 'four daughters' in admitting the counterclaim on Byde Mill.

  1. Burke's 1838 A Genealogical and heraldic history of the extinct... p. 8-9. Anderson of Eyworth: Sir SA married (1) Elizabeth, dau. of Miles Barne esq of London merchant, [marriage settlement is at NAR X344/1 Beds and Luton Archives] (2) Mary Elsegood, dau. of W. Elsgood 02/04/1771; died 1773 : title became extinct, Eyworth reverted to Anderson of Manby whose representative is Lord Yarborough; Broughton passed to Mr Anderson Stephens. Sir SA's widow Lady Anderson given as Mary m. Hon. Thomas Shirley, deputy ranger of Parks, Bath Journal Monday April 5th 1773, repeating report from London April 1 1773. Thomas and Dame Mary Shirley deed 1777 on Byde Mill [Beinecke Lesser Antilles collection M252].

  2. Gentleman's Magazine Vol. 62 Part 1 p. 278; PROB 11/2014.

  3. Ancestry.com, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]; Ancestry.com, London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database online].

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Ellis Anderson Stephens
Mary Elton
Mary Ann, Frances, Maria Charlotte, Sophia Lucy

Associated Claims (2)

£1,582 13s 7d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual)
£38 16s 9d

Relationships (9)

Legatee → Testator
Notes →
Ellys Anderson Stephens was the great-nephew of Sir Stephen Anderson. ...
Father → Daughter
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Father → Daughter
Father → Daughter
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Father → Daughter
Father-in-law → Son-in-law

Addresses (1)

Bower Hall, Steeple Bumpstead, Essex, South-east England, England