Richard Vernon Sadleir

???? - 1810


One of a group of 16 annuitants created in 1775 when each purchased an annuity from Jacob Kladen (q.v.) secured on Kladen's St Vincent property, including named enslaved people, to raise £11,000. Sadleir purchased an annuity of £100 p.a. while almost all the other subscribers purchased £50 p.a.

  1. Mayor of Southampton 1760 and 1771, a brewer there, a government contractor in the American War of Independence and - LBS surmises - one of the founding partners of the banking firm of Sadleir, Hilgrove, Lowder and Durell, although we have not been able to substantiate that to date.

  2. Will of Richard Vernon Sadleir of Southampton proved 17/04/1810. He disposed of interests in public houses in Southampton and of investments in canal companies primary among his nephews. His monetary bequests included £350 to the poor of Southampton and £100 to William Hayley of Felpham, the writer and patron of William Blake.


Deed Book 1770-1776, British Library, EAP688/1/1/25, pp. 528-540.

  1. Janet W. Macdonald, The British Navy's Victualling Board, 1793-1815: Management Competence and Incompetence (2010) p. 232. His nephew and namesake Robert Sadleir Moody was later one of the Victualling Commissioners, until 1808-1809.

  2. PROB 11/1510/259.

Further Information


Associated Estates (1)

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
1775 [EA] - 1775 [LA] → Annuitant

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Founding partner
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LBS has surmised Richard Vernon Sadleir to have been the Sadleir of Sadleir, Hilgrove, Lowder and Durell, but has not yet been able to substantiate this....

Political (2)

Local Government
office →
1760 - 1760
office →
1771 - 1771

Addresses (2)

Southampton, Hampshire, Wessex, England
Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, Central England, England
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Sadleir inherited Aspley Guise Manor which had been in his family for many years