Scrope Berdmore

???? - 1815


English clergyman, Warden of Merton (to which he left £1000) between 1790-1810 and Vice Chancellor of Oxford in 1796-1797, and Rector of Minstead. Legatee and co-executor of John Compton (q.v.) and probably in that latter capacity party to a deed of 1807 (which LBS has not read) concerning estates on St Kitts inferred by LBS to have been Golden Rock and Mills, which had as parties William Templer Pole; Scrope Berdmore and Andrew Drummond Berkeley (the co-executors of John Compton (q.v.) the father of Henry Combe Compton (Pole's co-owner of the St Kitts' estate)); Pole's uncle the banker George Templer; and two others. Henry Combe Compton's son Berdmore was his namesake, as was Byron's friend Scrope Berdmore Davies (who was Scrope Berdmore's nephew).


Archives at Yale, Deed between William Temple [sic] Pole, Scrope Berdmore, Andrew Berkeley Drummond, George Templer, Owen Putland Meyrick, and William Lowndes Stone, for several plantations and lands in several parishes, 1807 June 23, [accessed 06/05/2020]. Owen Putland Meyrick and William Lowndes Stone [then known as William Lowndes] were the sons-in-law and trustees of Richard Garth [formerly of Morden Hall Park but now] of Kensington, whose will was proved 02/07/1787, PROB 11/1155/44, but no connection with the St Kitts estates descending from John Mills later owned by Sir William Templer Pole and Henry Combe Compton has yet been traced by LBS either with Meyrick and Lowndes or with Richard Garth.

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