John Vincent Purrier senior

1773 - 1833


London West India merchant, former partner in Hibberts, Fuhr and Purrier, and subsequently a partner in Purrier & Thomas.

  1. Will of John Vincent Purrier of York Terrace Regents Park [made in 1832] proved 02/05/1833. Under the will he left his widow Charlotte Maria an annuity of £500 p.a. He noted he had already made provision for his daughter Charlotte Maria, wife of Patrick Cruikshank, and left her £100 as a token of affection. He left his sons John Vincent Purrier [jun.], Edward and Thomas £5000 each, and a further £2000 to John Vincent Purrier subordinated to the other legacies [i.e. payable only after the others were satisfied]. He left his property in the West Indies, unspecified but including enslaved people, in trust to his sons and Patrick Cruikshank, with detailed instructions for the management of the estates, including using John Vincent Purrier jun. and Edward Purrier as consignees should they be in business together, and John Vincent Purrier jun. as attorney if he was in Jamaica at the time of his father's death.


For Westmoreland 686, William Kent Thomas, former partner with John Vincent Purrier, lodged a counterclaim T71/1211 Westmoreland no. 686. The firm had been appointed consignees and factors under the Chancery suits of Hedley v Hedley and Hibbert v Hedley in 1823, and as Receivers. He subsequently reduced the scope of the counterclaim.

  1. PROB 11/1816/438.

Further Information

Charlotte Maria

Associated Estates (6)

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
1815 [EA] - 1833 [EY] → Owner
1817 [EA] - → Owner
1810 [EA] - 1811 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Joint owner

Shown as registered for Hibberts Fuhr and Purrier in 1817, after a purchase in Chancery by James Simpson for 'Thomas Hibbert' in trust, and sold by the firm by 1820. The purchase in Chancery presumably flowed from an earlier mortgage.

1810 [EA] - 1833 [EY] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Name partner
G. W. S. Hibbert & Co.
West India merchant  
Name partner
Purrier & Thomas
West India merchant  
notes →
William Kent Thomas claimed for the compensation for the enslaved people on York Pen in Westmoreland as 'surviving partner' of Purrier & Thomas, consistent with the death of John Vincent Purrier...

Cultural (1)

Founder member
Royal National Lifeboat Institution...... 
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John Vincent Purrier was one of the attendees of the meeting of 12/02/1824 at the London Tavern convened by Sir William Hillary, and was a member of the original Central Committee of the Royal...

Relationships (6)

Nephew → Uncle
Notes →
Also business...
Father → Son
Father → Son
Father → Son
Son → Father
Business partners

Addresses (1)

York Terrace, Regents Park, London, Middlesex, London, England