Rev. Richard Burgh Byam

1785 - 1867

Claimant or beneficiary


Rev. Richard Burgh Byam, acting attorney and trustee in Antigua in 1817 for two as yet unidentified estates, but later Vicar of Kew and Petersham who died there in 1867.

  1. Adm. at KING'S, a scholar from Eton, July 4, 1804. 2nd s. of William, Capt., 68th Regt. of Foot, and of Woodborough Winscomb, Somerset. B. Jan. 26, 1785, at Southampton. Matric. Easter, 1804; B.A. 1808; M.A. 1811. Fellow, 1807. Tutor, 1822-8. Dean of Theology, 1821-4 and 1827-8; of Arts, 1824-7. Lecturer, 1822-7. Adm. at Lincoln's Inn, June 17, 1806, as ‘2nd s. of William, of Seafield, Sussex.’ Ord. deacon (Norwich) Dec. 18, 1814; priest (London, Litt. dim. from Norwich) Jan. 8, 1815. C. of Hardwick and Kingston, Cambs., 1824. R. of Sampford Courtney, Devon, 1827-8. C. of Histon, Cambs., 1828. Whitehall Preacher. Chaplain to the Duke of Sussex. R. of Kew with Petersham, Surrey, 1828-67. Married Frances, dau. of – Watkins, at St John's, Antigua, Dec. 18, 1805. Benefactor to the College. Died Mar. 1, 1867, aged 82, at Petersham. (King's Coll. Adm. Reg.; Burke, L.G., 1862; V. B. Oliver, Antigua, I. 98, 101.)


T71/245 pp. 350-352 (acting attorney in the absence of Martin Wm Byam attorney of William Martin, Esq. for 93 enslaved people) and pp. 641-646 (trustee by consent of mortgagor William Byam Esq. and mortgagees Messrs Rodie and Shands for 133 enslaved people); National Probate Calendar 1867.

  1., Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database online]

Further Information

Wealth at death
Church of England

Associated Claims (1)

£4,128 14s 6d
Unsuccessful claimant (Legatee)

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
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Trustee
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Trustee
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Attorney

Acting attorney

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

King's College Cambridge...... 
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Cambridge University Alumni,...

Relationships (6)

Son → Father
Brother → Sister
Brother → Sister
Executor → Testator
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Rev. Richard B. Byam of Kings College was Executor and, according to the will, cousin of William...

Addresses (1)

Petersham, Richmond, Surrey, South-east England, England