Richard Boucher Callender

1799 - 1853

Claimant or beneficiary


Bristol solicitor, counterclaimed against his aunt Mary Jane Callender for the compensation on Hopefield in Barbados on the basis of a mortgage.

  1. Son of Clement Bowcher Callender and his wife Elizabeth nee Orme. Baptised in 1799 in St James', Liverpool. He had two older sisters, Anne Rice (1795) and Mary Orme (1796). His paternal grandparents were Timothy Callender and Alice nee Rice who married in Barbados in 1773. His father Clement was baptised in Barbados in 1774.

  2. Richard Boucher Callender was articled to a Bristol attorney by his mother Elizabeth Lancaster of Hotwells in 1816. (His mother had remarried, to Joseph Lancaster in Bristol in 1801.) He married Sarah Grundon in Clifton in 1827. In 1841, R.B. Callender was living in Clifton, Gloucester, at Hope Cotts [? the next entry in the census is Granby Place), age 40, solicitor, with Sarah age 40, G.W. age 11, Margt W. age 9, Richard C. age 7, Henry S. age 4 and one female servant. In 1851 Richard B. Callender age 51, widower, Solicitor, born Edgehill, Lancashire, was living at 1 Granby Place with his daughter Margaretta age 19, sons Richard C. age 16 and Henry L. age 14, vistors Caroline Lancaster age 37 and Sarah J. Lancaster age 6 and two female servants.

  3. Richard Boucher Callender presented a petition to the House of Lords in 1831: "Upon reading the Petition of Richard Boucher Callender of the City of Bristol; praying their Lordships " to take the alarming and distressed Situation of the Planters in the West Indies, and the Persons to whom West Indian Property is mortgaged, into their most serious Consideration; and to restore to them that Confidence and Assurance of Protection which is so essentially necessary to promote the Safety, Happiness and Well-being of both Planters and Slaves: It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table."

  4. Richard Boucher Callender was a witness in the trial of Charles Pinney, Major of Bristol, in 1832.

  5. Death of Richard Boucher Callender registered Q2 1853 at Clifton. Will of Richard Boucher Callender, Gentleman of Bristol, Gloucestershire, proved 05/07/1853. The will dealt with his freehold at 1 Granby Place, his freehold contracted for sale at 1 Scotland Place and financial assets in Britain, generically described.


  1. batch no. C16131-1., English Settlers in Barbados, 137-1800 [database online].

  2., UK Articles of Clerkship, 1756-1874 [database online];, Bristol, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1935 [database online]; 1841 and 1851 census online.

  3. 'House of Lords Journal Volume 63: 3 August 1831', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 63: 1830-1831, pp. 889-894. URL: [accessed 21/10/2013].

  4. The Trial of Charles Pinney, Esq., in the Court of the King's Bench... {Bristol Gutch and Martin, 1833) p. 332-333 via Googlebooks.

  5., England and Wales FreeBMD Death Index, 1837-1915 [database online]. PROB 11/2175/155.

We are grateful to Paul Adams and Fiona Hodge for their assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Elizabeth Lancaster
George William (1830-), Margaretta Wingfield (1832-), Richard Clement (1834-), Henry Sealy (1837-)

PROB 11/2175/155


Associated Claims (1)

£3,334 6s 2d
Unsuccessful claimant (Judgement creditor)

Relationships (2)

Nephew → Aunt
Grandson → Grandfather

Addresses (2)

1 Granby Place, Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
Hope Square, Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England