John Eykyn Hovenden

1779 - 29th May 1867

Claimant or beneficiary


John Eykyn Hovenden (given only as John Eykyn in the Register of Claims), awarded part of the compensation for Water Valley in St Mary Jamaica with Charles R. Simpson as trustees of the marriage settlement of Col. Farquharson and Miss Nasmyth.

  1. John Eykyn Hovenden married Cordelia James, daughter of Hugh James and Elizabeth Williams and sister of (Hon.) Hugo James (q.v.) in Malvern in 1816. In 1861, the pair were living in Bath and were joined by Cordelia Hovenden’s niece, Eliza D’Oyley James, aged 31, born in Jamaica (daughter of Hon. Hugo and Amelia James née Jackson). John Hovenden was therefore brother-in-law of Hon. Hugo James.

  2. In 1833, John E. Hovenden was shown at No. 33 Upper Gloucester Place and in 1847 at 8 Oxford Square Hyde Park.

  3. Death of John Eykyn Hovenden aged 88 registered at Bath Q2 1867. Will of John Eykyn Hovenden late of the City of Bath barrister-at-law who died 29/05/1867 at 6 Camden-crescent Bath proved 25/06/1867 by Cordelia Hovenden widow the relict and Valentine Fowler Hovenden the son, effects under £60,000.

  4. His grandson Sir George Dashwood Taubman Goldie (1846-1925, son of Carolina Eveline Hovenden) was instrumental in the founding of Nigeria.

We are grateful to David Barker for his assistance in compiling this entry.


T71/856 St Mary No. 144A-D; T71/1606 letter from Oliverson & Co 23/01/1837: award had been made to John Eykyn Hovenden, Col Robert Bowen of Coldstream Guards and Mr C.R. Simpson, trustees of marriage settlement of Col and Mrs Farquharson (formerly Miss Nasmyth), but Col. Bowen is abroad, 'we have made repeated enquiries but have been able to learn nothing certain about Col. Bowen's movements', need power of attorney to collect the money; on a previous trip, Col Bowen had left a full power of attorney; 'there is no doubt he will very much regret the inconvenience now caused by his absence.' Now after 12 months delay, asking for new award.

  1. Worcestershire, England, C of E Marriages and Banns, 1754-1947. England Census 1861 online, Walcot, Bath.

  2. Royal Blue Book No. 33; Boyle's Directory 1847.

  3. FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]. National Probate Calendar 1867.

  4. [accessed 01/02/2013].

Further Information

Name in compensation records
John Eykyn
Valentine Fowler; Caroline Evelina
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (1)

£4,273 6s 2d
Awardee (Trustee)

Legacies Summary

Imperial (1)

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His grandson Sir George Dashwood Taubman Goldie (1846-1925, son of Carolina Eveline Hovenden) was instrumental in the founding of...

Relationships (1)

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John Eykyn Hovenden married Hugo James's sister, Cordelia...

Addresses (1)

6 Camden Crescent, Bath, Somerset, South-west England, England