William Bovell

???? - 1851

Claimant or beneficiary


Local Barbados partner in a Liverpool merchant firm, John Heyes and Son, with Howard and John Bovell until 1826, although in London to sign at the National Debt Office for several awards.

  1. Apparently from another branch of the family of the brothers John Bovell, John Roache and Michael Nihell (each of whom q.v.) and probably the William Bovell who in 1851, 'proprietor of houses' born Barbados aged 56, was living with wife Elizabeth aged 40 and a daughter aged 12 born Devon at North Hill Place. Death of William Bovell registered Q2 1851 at Plymouth Devon. In his will, of Plymouth Devon proved 19/06/1851 he left a small legacy (£50) to his niece, 'daughter of my brother John residing in the Island of Barbados.' Another William Bovell, the son of John Bovell and brother of James Bovell, was residing in Barbados in 1859.

  2. William Bovell of North Hill Place, Plymouth, age 55, was buried in Ford Park Cemetery, Plymouth, 16/05/1851.


  1. 1851 census online; PROB 11/2133/399.

  2. Findmypast, Devon Cemetery Burials 1848-1974 [database online].

Further Information

Married but no further details

Associated Claims (6)

£567 0s 10d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£100 19s 7d
£2,165 5s 2d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases
£2,846 17s 7d
£2,122 10s 10d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£64 0s 1d

Associated Estates (6)

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
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Receiver

Bovell 'Receiver in Chancery'.

1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Administrator
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Previous owner

Shown as previous co-owner in 1834 with Howard Bovell, although the estate was shown against Howard Bovell only in 1834.

1831 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Joint owner
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Previous owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)


Relationships (3)

Son → Father

Addresses (1)

North Hill Place, Plymouth, Devon, Devon & Cornwall, England