Walter Ewer II

???? - 25th Jul 1810


London merchant, son and partner of John Ewer (q.v.): their firm was bankrupt in 1795.

  1. The Bogg estate in St Ann was registered to the assignees of Walter Ewer in 1809 and 1811. This probably referred to Walter Ewer II (d. 1810), the son of John Ewer (q.v.), but conceivably referred to Walter Ewer III (d. 1863), the son of Walter Ewer II.

  2. Probably the Walter Ewer of the parish of St Alban Wood Street, London, who gave bond to marry Elizabeth Atkins in London in 1783. They were married at St Peter le Poor, City of London, 17/05/1783. They had a son, Walter, baptised 21/04/1787 in St John at Hackney and a daughter Mary baptised at the same place, 18/07/1789. Walter Ewer, Equire, Commissioner at Bencoolen from 1800 to 1806, died 25/07/1810, aged 63 years, buried at the New Burial Ground, Calcutta.

  3. Walter, John and Mary Ewers were co-owners of 242 enslaved people and 283 stock in St Ann, Jamaica in 1792.

  4. Walter Ewer II's three children Letitia Mary, Walter and Mary were living together at 8 Portland Place in the census of 1851, aged 65, 64 and 61 respectively. No baptism has been found for Letitia Mary but she married Henshaw Latham in St George's Square, London, in 1813 and was widowed by 1851. Walter Ewer III was also in the service of the East India Company.


London Gazette 13765 31 March 1795 p. 301.

  1. Report of Cases argued and determined in the High Court of Chancery from the year 1789 to 1817 (Boston, 1844) Vol. III 'Thomas v Frazer' (1797) p. 399. The papers of a man of the same name, apparently an East India merchant, are in the BL, including letters written from India 1796-1798, Papers of Walter Ewer, British Library African and Asian Studies, IOR/H/438.

  2., London and Surrey, England, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1597-1921 [database online];, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online];, London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online]; memorial ID 163493446.

  3. 'A List of slaves and stock in the parish of St Ann taken the 28th March 1792 pursuant to order of the Honourable House of Assembly... transcribed from papers presented to the British Museum by Charles E. Long ref. Add. 12435' transcribed at

  4. 1851 census online.

We are grateful to Robert Hutcheon for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Elizabeth Atkins
Letitia Mary, Walter, Mary

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East India Company
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Commissioner at Bencoolen from 1800 to 1806, died 25/07/1810, aged 63 years, buried at the New Burial Ground,...

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