Vice Admiral John Richard Delap Tollemache (formerly Halliday)

1772 - 16th Jul 1837

Claimant or beneficiary


Vice Admiral John Richard Delap Halliday, son of John Delap Halliday (q.v.) and his wife Lady Jane Tollemache. Changed his name to Tollemache 1821. His son John Tollemache (q.v.) was awarded compensation for claims in Antigua as executor to his father.

  1. Death of John Richard Delap Tollemache registered Q3 1837 at St George's Hanover Square, London.

  2. Will of John Richard Delap Tollemache Rear Admiral of Piccadilly [made 14/07/1825] proved 07/08/1837. In the will he left his estates in Antigua and Great Britain in trust to secure an annuity of £800 p.a. to his wife Hon. Lady Elizabeth Tollemache, in addition to the annuity or rent-charge of £1200 p.a. to her under their marriage settlement. He left annuities of £250 p.a. to his children until 21 or marriage, when his sons were to receive £10,000 each and his daughters were to receive £7000 each. He had, he said, already provided £7000 on the marriage of his daughter Elizabeth Jane Henrietta on her marriage to Frederick Johnston, secured on Gamble's in Antigua. He had given his deceased daughter Emily £1000 and accordingly he left £6000 in trust for her husband Charles Tyrwhitt Jones. He left an annuity of £1000 p.a. to his brother and executor Francis Alexander Halliday, and £400 p.a. to his sister Charlotte Wolseley. In a codicil of 14/07/1829 he revoked the appointment of trustees and made his son and heir John Tollemache trustee and exectuor.


T71/877 Antigua claim nos. 39 (Wetherill's), 40 (Boons), 58 (Glanville's Estate), 82 (Delap's Estate), 83 (Lucas's Estate) and 123 (Gamble's Estate, St Johns).

Vere Langford Oliver, History of the Island of Antigua (London, Mitchell and Hughes, 1894) Vol. 2 pp. 43-48 'Pedigree of Halliday'.

  1. FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online].

  2. PROB 11/1883/304. A second daughter, Margaret Tollemache, married Hubert de Burgh in 1827 when her father settled £7000 on the couple payable from Weatherill's on Antigua. Frederick Johnston brought an action against Rt. Hon. Thomas Brudenell, commonly called Lord Brudenell, for 'criminal conversation' with his wife Elizabeth Jane Henrietta Johnston nee Tollemache in 1826, Journal of the House of Lords, Vol. 58 25 April 1826 p. 238.

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Associated Claims (6)

£1,996 4s 5d
Deceased claimant successful
£1,437 4s 1d
Deceased claimant successful
£1,794 5s 4d
Deceased claimant successful
£3,952 18s 11d
Deceased claimant successful
£1,665 3s 7d
Deceased claimant successful
£1,823 6s 3d
Deceased claimant successful

Associated Estates (6)

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  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - 1837 [EY] → Owner
1794 [EA] - 1837 [EY] → Owner
1794 [EA] - 1837 [EY] → Owner
1794 [EA] - 1837 [EY] → Owner
1794 [SY] - 1837 [EY] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1837 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (5)

Son → Father
Grandson → Grandfather
Father → Son
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Father-in-law → Son-in-law

Addresses (1)

Piccadilly, London, Middlesex, South-east England, England