Richard Clement

1754 - 1829


Slave-owner in Barbados, dying in London in 1829. Father of Hamden or Hampden Clement (q.v.) and John Clement (who must have died shortly before compensation). The Richard Clement, also born in Barbados, graduate of Trinity College Oxford (BA, 1821) and shown as son of Richard Clement of Barbados, must have predeceased his father since he does not appear in the latter's will, and was probably the Richard Clement, son of Richard and Elizabeth Clement, who died on Nevis in 1823.

  1. Will of Richard Clement of St Peter Island of Barbados [made in 1825] was proved 22/20/1833. Under the will he left an annuity of £200 currency p.a. to is wife Elizabeth rising to £300 currency p.a. when his debts were paid, and their house on Black Bess for life. He left his Clement Castle plantation to his son Hamden Clement, 'with all the slaves, stock and things pertaining', he [Hamden Clement] paying £2000 to Richard Clement's grandson Richard Clement Moody at 21. He left the Black Bess estate 'with all the slaves, stock and everything thereon' to his son John Clement, and £3000 to his grand-daughter Susan Moody. In a codicil of 15/04/1829, when he was at 13 Bolton Street, he increased his wife's annuity from £300 currency to £500 sterling and added Thomas Moody (his son-in-law) and John Daniel as executors.

  2. Burial of Richard Clement of Bolton Street aged 75 at St George Hanover Square 23/04/1829.


Vere Langford Oliver, More Monumental Inscriptions: Tombstones of the British West Indies (1927) p. 98.

  1. PROB 11/1811/204.

  2., London, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online]

Further Information

Hampden; John; Richard; Martha

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
1799 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Owner

Clement owner since 1799 according to Hughes-Queree.

1820 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (4)

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

Addresses (1)

13 Botlon Street, London, Middlesex, London, England