Rev. Adam Sedgwick

22nd Mar 1785 - 27th Jan 1873

Claimant or beneficiary


Co-trustee (with James Davis, q.v.) of Ann Sill (q.v.), a West Yorkshire landowner who claimed compensation as owner of Providence estate in St James Jamaica, but then died: the compensation was awarded to her trustees.

  1. Born 22/03/1785 in Dent, West Riding, Yorkshire, son of Rev. Richard Sedgwick, Adam Sedgwick was educated at Dent Grammar School and Sedbergh School and entered Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1808. Appointed Woodwardian professor of geology in 1818 and Canon of Norwich in 1834, he was President of the Geological Society and one of the founders of the Cambridge Philosophical Society. Sedgwick died at Cambridge 27/01/1873. Wealth at death: under £4000.


T71/863 St James claim no. 546.

  1. J.A. Secord, ‘Sedgwick, Adam (1785–1873)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2007), available at [accessed 27 April 2012].

Further Information

Wealth at death
Sedbergh School [1801-1804 ]
Cambridge (Trinity) [1808 ]
Clergyman, theologian and geologist
Church of England
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Claims (1)

£3,783 1s 8d

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
1834 [EA] - → Other

Addresses (4)

Dent, Cumberland, North-west England, England
17 Suffolk Street, Westminster, London, Middlesex, London, England
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Lodger at this address

22 Lower Close, St Mary-in-the-Marsh, Norwich, Norfolk, East Anglia, England
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At this address in 1841 and 1851 (census online).

Trinity College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, East Anglia, England