Nathaniel Snell Chauncy

1789 - 1856

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of Charles Snell Chauncy ne Snell, who died in 1809, and brother of Charles Snell Chauncy (each of whom q.v.). Nathaniel Snell Chauncy reportedly took his own life in 1856.

  1. Of Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, when he married Ann Oram Bannerman, daughter of John Alexander Bannerman, on 29/08/1814.

  2. West India merchant, partner with Philip Monoux Lucas and Charles Porcher Lang in Chauncy, Lucas & Lang until Lucas's death on or around 27/11/1830.

  3. Bought manor of Little Munden in 1816 and conveyed it to his brother Charles in 1844, from whom it passed to his daughter Elizabeth and her husband Henry Edward Surtees.

  4. Will of Nathaniel Snell Chauncy merchant of Wilson Street Finsbury Square proved 26/07/1856. In the will (made in 1848) he left his wife the proceeds of his life insurance policy with Imperial Life and instructed his executors and trustees to sell his estates in Jamaica, St Vincent, Tobago and the island of Leguan in Demerara. In a codicil of 26/05/1854 he added his son Augustus as an executor and trustee.


T71/877 Antigua claim no. 397 (Richmond & Howard's). T71/887 British Guiana claim nos. 2316 (Canefields), 2334 (Columbia) and 2340 (Golden Fleece).

For an account of the family, see [accessed 22/01/2013]. His birthdate is given as 29/12/1789 at his christening on 01/03/1790 at St Peter-Le-Poer London,, England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 [database online].

  1., London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online].

  2. London Gazette, Issue 19835, 13/03/1840, p. 644.

  3. A History of the county of Hertford Volume 3 (1912) pp. 129-35 [accessed 11/10/2010].

  4. PROB 11/2235/385.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Ann Oram Bannerman
Nathaniel Bannerman (1817-), Ann (1815-), Ellen (1818-), Charlotte Elizabeth (1819-), Maria (1822-), Reginald (1823-), Augustus (1825-), Laura (1827-), Katharine (1832-), Emma, Ellen, Clara Julia Jane
West India merchant

Associated Claims (12)

£2,918 2s 9d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases
£4,525 7s 8d
£18,195 0s 8d
£17,896 4s 5d
£18,344 9s 6d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Mortgagee)
£21,607 18s 3d
£2,318 14s 1d
£2,824 8s 5d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£5,077 15s 4d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£17,753 5s 7d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£4,501 16s 9d
£1,952 7s 2d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (5)

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] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Other

In 1832 the enslaved people on Canefields were registered to N.S. Chauncy among others, and he was co-awardee of the compensation, either as joint owner or as joint mortgagee.

1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1834 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Chauncy, Lang
West India merchant  

Relationships (4)

Son → Father
Nephew → Uncle
Grandson → Grandfather

Addresses (1)

Green End, Little Munden, Hertfordshire, South-east England, England