Samuel Anderson

4th Apr 1795 - 25th Apr 1864

Claimant or beneficiary


Receiver in a colonial court case into which the compensation for the Lethe estate in St James was paid, and probably the same man as the Samuel Anderson awarded the compensation under St James nos. 622 and 623. A Sam. Anderson was shown as the US Vice-Consul at Montego Bay in the Jamaica Almanac for 1839.

  1. Samuel Anderson was born 04/04/1795 and baptised 04/07/1795 in St James, Jamaica, son of Dr. John Anderson and his wife Elizabeth. He married Anna Rebecca Ruthven 20/12/1827 in Belmont, Trelawny, Jamaica. They had three children, all baptised in Jamaica: Samuel Ruthven (baptised 06/04/1829), Anna Virgo (baptised 13/03/1832) and Mary Sydney (baptism unknown, according to the 1881 census she was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica c. 1836).

  2. Venn's Alumni Cantabrigienses gives Samuel Ruthven Anderson as son of Samuel Anderson of Bonn, Germany, but the reasons for this are unclear. Samuel Ruthven attended Winchester School and then Trinity College, Cambridge.

  3. Not found in Britain in the censuses of 1841, 1851 or 1861, he died at 33 Montpelier Road, Brighton, 25/04/1864. His will was proved by his executors Anna Rebecca Anderson (33 Montpelier Road, widow), Anna Virgo Anderson and Mary Sydney Anderson (daughters, both of 33 Montpelier Road, spinsters) and Rev. Samuel Ruthven Anderson (son, of Hounslow, Middlesex), effects under £6000.

  4. John Anderson had two half-sisters and a half-brother. Robert Sinclair and Sidney Mary, children of John and Beatrice Anderson, were baptised in St James, Jamaica, 14/12/1780. Elizabeth, daughter of John and Beatrice Anderson, was baptised in St James 09/11/1776. Sidney (or Sydney) Mary Anderson and Elizabeth (later Henderson) were joint owners of Breadnut Hall in St Ann in 1834.


  1. Baptism of Samuel Anderson:, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880, St James, Baptisms, marriages, burials 1770-1809, Vol. 1, image 46 of 168. Baptisms of children: batch no. I04151. 1881 census online where Mary Sydney was living in Brighton with her mother. Marriage of Samuel and Anna Rebecca Ruthven not found but given in a sourced online family tree at [accessed 05/04/2013, owner charlesanderson8932].

  2., Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database online].

  3. National Probate Calendar 1864.

  4., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online]. See separate entries for Sydney Mary Anderson and Elizabeth Henderson.

We are grateful to Claire Callender for her assistance with compiling this entry.

We are grateful to Charles Anderson for his assistance in compiling this entry.

Further Information

Anna Rebecca Ruthven
Samuel Ruthven, Mary Sydney, Anna Virgo
Wealth at death
Trinity College, Cambridge

Associated Claims (1)

£4,866 16s 3d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases (Receiver)

Associated Estates (3)

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
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Receiver
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney

Relationships (8)

Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law
Husband → Wife
Brother → Sister
Brother → Sister
Son-in-law → Mother-in-law

Addresses (1)

33 Montpelier Road, Brighton, Sussex, South-east England, England