Charles Cave

26th Sep 1796 - 10th Jun 1887

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded with Michael Hinton Castle the compensation for the enslaved people on the Cascade and Palmiste estates in Trinidad, the former as assignees of the mortgagee in possession and the latter as owners-in-fee. These two estates were shown in an 1828 codicil to the will of Isaac Pickering (q.v.) to have been mortgaged to Philip & George Protheroe of Bristol, and it is possible that Castle and Cave had advanced credit to the Protheroes on the security of the latters' interest in these estates. Charles Cave also became the owner of St Nicholas Abbey in Barbados in 1834 through his marriage to Sarah Cumberbatch.

  1. Son of Stephen Cave of Cleve Hill and Anne Daniel, b. 1796. Began career as merchant with Thomas Daniel & Co. Appears later as London banker, a partner in Prescott, Grote, Ames & Co., later Prescott, Grote Cave & Cave, until his death.

  2. One of the Commissioners of the £500,000 British Guiana loan for immigration purposes.

  3. Will of Charles Cave formerly of 4 Mincing Lane and Cadogan Place but lately of 62 Threadneedle Street and 23 Lowndes Street, who died 10/6/1887, personal estate £613,900 11s 4d.

  4. The estates of St Nicholas Abbey and Ebworth in Barbados were held by Edward Carleton Cumberbatch (d. 1821) and John Trent Cumberbatch (d. 1822). Edward Carleton Cumberbatch's son of the same name (1795-1835) was disinherited under the terms of his father's will for marrying 'any daughter of Andrew Ash[e] of Bath, musician', and the estates passed to the daughter of Edward Carleton Cumberbatch (d. 1821), Sarah Cave. Sarah Cumberbatch had married Charles Cave 01/05/1818. The compensation for both estates appears under the name of Thomas Louis, the administrator of Lawrence Trent Cumberbatch (d. 1834), the surviving trustee under the will of Edward Carleton Cumberbatch (d. 1821).


Trinidad nos. 1063 (Cascade) and 1867 (Palmiste). T71/899 Barbados no. 4900 (St Nicholas Abbey).

Detailed, fully sourced genealogy available at 'Cumberbatch Family History', [accessed 09/02/2017].

  1. from Burke's Peerage; Compensation records for St Nicholas in Barbados; National Probate Calendar address of 4 Mincing Lane was the address of the firm of Thomas Daniels; London Gazette 20575 21/2/1846  p. 702, where Cave is given as of 23 Lowndes Street.

  2. London Gazette, Issue 20651, 20/10/1846, p. 3667.

  3. National Probate Calendar 1887.

  4. James C Brandow Genealogies of Barbados Families pp. 540, 545.

We are grateful to Bob Cumberbatch and Ruth Hecht for their assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Sarah Cumberbatch
Stephen, Lawrence Trent (1824-1899)

Associated Claims (4)

£4,078 1s 5d
£3,509 1s 7d
£7,308 13s 1d
£3,984 13s 6d

Associated Estates (2)

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
1833 [EA] - → Owner

Inherited by Charles Cave as husband of Sarah Cave nee Cumberbatch, residuary legatee of her uncle Lawrence Trent Cumberbatch.

1834 [EA] - 1887 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Other partner
Imperial Fire

Relationships (2)

Husband → Wife
Son-in-law → Father-in-law

Addresses (3)

23 Lowndes Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
62 Cadogan Place, London, Middlesex, London, England
62 Threadneedle Street, London, Middlesex, London, England