John White Cater

1801 - 1889

Claimant or beneficiary


John White Cater was in Jamaica in the 1830s, but returned to England and partnered with Thomas Reid Arnott and Mark Wilks Collet; the firm of 'general merchants' evolved into John W. Cater & Sons in London and John W. Cater & Co. in Liverpool with his sons John James Cater and Charles Alexander Cater. John White Cater retired from the firm in 1873, and died late of West Lodge Barnet in 1889 leaving £99,368 2s 3d.


London Gazette 20994 3 July 1849 p. 2135 and 24050 2 January 1874 p. 25; National Probate Calendar 1889.

Further Information

Married but no further details
Wealth at death
£99,368 2S 3D

Associated Claims (5)

£48 13S 11D
£449 15S 9D
£77 17S 1D
£29 3S 1D
£1,281 10S 11D
Awardee (Receiver)

Associated Estates (3)

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] → Receiver
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Joint owner
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Receiver

Legacies Summary

Commercial (4)

Senior partner
John W. Cater & Sons
General overseas merchant?  
notes →
Reportedly the mainspring behind the formation of the London & Brazilian Bank c....

Relationships (1)

Trustee → Testator

Addresses (1)

West Lodge, Barnet, Hertfordshire, South-east England, England
Notes →

John White Cater was a tenant at West Lodge 1850-89 and planted some of the trees there.