John Watson Borradaile

26th Feb 1785 - 12th Aug 1859

Claimant or beneficiary


Assignee with Joseph Edlmann (q.v.) of D.H. Rucker & Co. (q.v.), which failed in 1831.

  1. City merchant and evidently a wealthy man. In 1851 he was living with his family (his wife, Ann, 4 daughters and a son), and 4 servants - a butler, cook and 2 housemaids, in Dulwich. He was the son of William Borradaile (1750-1831) and Ann Delapierre 1770-1818. On 4 December 1823 he married Ann Stevens Pullen. Their children were: Jane (1826-), Emma (1829-), Grace (1830-), Thomas (1832-), Frances (1835-). All were born, like their father, in the parish of St Gabriel, Fenchurch, London. At some point in the 1840s they moved from St Gabriel, Fenchurch to 7 Park Place, Dulwich, Camberwell, Surrey. 

  2. His business partnerships were variously described as insurance brokers and as Merchants and General Commission Agents. He was a director of London Assurance, 1819 (and possibly earlier)-1857 and a steward of the Marine Society, a charity for assisting young men to go to sea. Living on Fenchurch Street in 1835.

  3. He died late of Blackheath 12/08/1859 leaving £20,000.


  1. 1841 & 1851 England Censuses [database on-line]. 

  2. London Assurance: Morning Chronicle, 12 July 1819; Morning Post, 17 July 1857; Marine Society: Morning Chronicle, 16 April 1817., London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965 [database online].

  3. National Probate Calendar 1859.



Further Information

Name in compensation records
John W. Borradaile
Ann Stevens Pullen
4 daughters, 1 son

Associated Claims (7)

£1,554 5s 5d
Awardee (Assignee)
£3,077 16s 3d
Awardee (Assignee)
£4,421 10s 3d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases (Assignee)
£4,851 6s 7d
Awardee (Assignee)
£5,188 1s 10d
Unsuccessful claimant (Assignee)
£1,199 2s 7d
Awardee (Assignee)
£1,619 14s 7d
Awardee (Assignee)

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Firm Investment
London Assurance
notes →
Director of London Assurance from at least 1819 until his resignation in...
Name partner
J.W. & A Borradaile
General overseas merchant?  

Cultural (1)

Marine Society...... 
notes →
Steward in 1817; possibly earlier and not known when left office. Morning Chronicle, 16 April...

Relationships (1)

First Cousins

Addresses (2)

7 Park Place, Dulwich, Camberwell, Surrey, London, England
Notes →

The Borradaile family moved to this address sometime between 1841 and 1851.

Fenchurch Street, City of London, Middlesex, London, England
Notes →

Borradaile might have been living at this address before his marriage in 1823.