John Drew

???? - 1803


Banker of Chichester and Portsmouth who appeared with his partner Tudor Griffiths as creditors of Rowland Duer sen. and jun. Their banking firm, originally with John Chaldecott, evolved into Ridge & Co., also known as the Chichester Old Bank, failing in 1841 and shown as a past constituent of NatWest.

  1. Assignment of Mortgage Description: John Duer, esquire; to Tudor Griffiths and John Drew, bankers; all of Chichester, The sugar plantation, known as the Great Plantation, in the island of Antigua; with all the mills, buildings, negroes, etc. Recites original Mortgage, dated 21 & 22 March 1792, between (i) Rowland Duer, esq. (eldest son & heir of Rowland Duer, clerk, of Chichester, who was one of the sons of John Duer, once of Antigua, later of Cover, co. Devon), of Chichester; (ii) the said Griffiths and Drew, with John Chaldecott (creditors of Rowland Duer, sen. & jun.); and (iii) [numerous persons, named]. Date: 7 Sept. 1799.


  1. West Sussex Record Office, Add Mss 3212.

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
1792 [EA] - 1799 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Ridge & Co.

Relationships (2)

Business partners
Executor → Testator
Notes →
John Drew and his partners were also mortgagees of the Duer family property in Antigua, and...

Addresses (1)

Chichester, Sussex, South-east England, England