Henry Ralph Willett

27th Apr 1786 - 9th Dec 1857


Henry Ralph Willett (1786-1857), of Broom Hall, Shooters Hill, Kent, 2nd son of John Willett Willett senior (q.v.) and trustee of his elder brother John Willett Willett junior (q.v.), on whose behalf he managed estates in St Kitts and Dorset and from whom he inherited the estates in 1839.

  1. Born 27/04/1786, second son of John Willett Adye (q.v., under John Willett Willett senior: he changed his name to Willett in 1795) and Catherine, daughter of Henry Brouncker of St Kitts and Boveridge, Dorset. Matriculated Christ Church, Oxford, 03/02/1804, M.A. 06/07/1810, barrister-at-law, Lincolns Inn, 1814. Inherited estates from his brother John Willett Willett junior (q.v.) in 1839. Died in the Albany, Piccadilly, 09/12/1857. 

  2. Appointed Sheriff of Dorset in 1849. 

  3. Will proved 23/01/1858, effects under £16000.


T71/879 St Kitts claim nos. 747 (Red Gate) and 748 (Bevon Island).

  1. 'Adye of St Kitts' in Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919) Vol. 2 pp. 242-250; Joseph Foster (compiler), Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886 (4 vols., Oxford, Parker and Co., 1888) p. 1558. 

  2. Times 15/11/1849. 

  3. National Probate Calendar 1858.

Further Information

Wealth at death
Christ Church (Oxford) [1810 ]
Legal Education
Lincolns Inn [1814 ]

Associated Claims (2)

£4,275 6s 4d
£1,424 1s 6d

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] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

Local Government
office →
1849 -

Relationships (3)

Grandson → Grandmother
Notes →
Henry Ralph Willett was identified in the will of Susanna Stanley as her grandson. Susanna's daughter by her first marriage to Henry Brouncker, Catherine, married John Willett Adye who changed his...
Son → Father

Addresses (3)

Albany, Piccadilly, London, Middlesex, London, England
Broom Hall, Shooters Hill, Blackheath, Kent, London, England
Merley House, Wimborne, Dorset, Wessex, England