John Jacob Walter

1767 - 1828


Owner of Bath Lodge and Retreat on Antigua, dying in London in 1828, husband of Ann Bean Walter and father of Jacob Daniel Walter, Peter Philip Walter and Christiana Eliza Steingenberger (each of whom q.v.).

  1. Dec. 21 [1828] In Upper Stamford Street [death of] John Jacob Walter of Antigua. He was buried at the German Lutheran Church, Savoy Strand, aged 61.

  2. In his will, dated 22/05/1821, John Jacob Walter directed that estates and enslaved persons were to be sold and the net produce divided in equal shares between his children, of whom Christiana Eliz Steigenberger (the wife of John Steigenberger, both q.v.) was one, and appointed seven executors. Codicil to the will delaying sale until after the death of Ann Bean (otherwise Walter) adding executors and taking four away. Compensation for Bath Lodge was contested between groups of executors, absentee and resident. His son John Frederick Walter became a doctor and surgeon in London, dying in 1847, and his daughter Christian Eliza and son-in-law John Steigenberger married in London in 1816 and lived there thereafter.


T71/877 Antigua claim no. 102 (Bath Lodge).

  1. Gentleman's Magazine July-December 1828 Vol. 98 pt 2 p. 649;, England and Wales, Non-conformist and Non-parochial Registers, 1567-1970 [database online]

  2. T71/1609: unnumbered bundle contains a letter, dated 30/07/1835, from Battye Fisher and Ludlow, setting out the background to the will of Jacob Walter; will of John Frederick Walter, Doctor of Medicine and Surgeon of 23 New Bridge Street Blackfriars proved 23/03/1847 (PROB 11/2053/295), which shows John Frederick Walter bequeathing in trust for his wife the interests in Antigua to which he was entitled under his father's will. The 1841 census shows John and Eliza Steigenberger living in Camberwell with their children, he shown as 'Independent'; by 1851 the family was living at Heston, he described as fundholder'.

Further Information

Ann Bean
Peter Philip; Jacob Daniel; Christiana Eliza; John Frederick

Associated Estates (2)

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] - 1828 [EY] → Owner
- 1828 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (4)

Father → Son
Deceased Husband → Widow
Father → Son
Testator → Executor

Addresses (1)

Upper Stamford Street, London, Surrey, London, England