Edward Purrier

30th Jul 1802 - 7th Jul 1858

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of John Vincent Purrier (1773-1833) and brother of John Vincent Purrier (d. 1849) (q.v.) and (almost certainly) of Thomas Purrier (c. 1809-1873) (q.v.). John Vincent Purrier the elder was a partner in Hibbert, Fuhr and Purrier (q.v., under G.W.S. Hibbert).

  1. Married 17/08/1837 Isabella Christian Johnston, daugher of Alexander Carruthers Johnston, at St Marylebone when he was identifed as of Nottingham Place and as the son of John Vincent Purrier. Appears in 1841 'merchant' living in Nottingham Place with his widowed mother C[harlotte] M[aria] and his wife aged 25 and two young daughters; and in 1851 at 27 Nottingham Place aged 48 born Woodford 'East India Merchant' with I.C. Purrier. The births and baptisms of his children show his movement between Calcutta and London: Isabella Margaret (1839, London), Charlotte Maria (1840, London), Ada Margaret Leslie (1843, Calcutta), Edward Arthur Cruikshank (1846, London), Mary Louisa (1849, Calcutta) and Ellen Charlotte (1850, Calcutta).

  2. The death of Isabella Christian Purrier was registered at Richmond Q4 1853. "The Will with three Codicils of Edward Purrier late of Calcutta in the East Indies and of 5 Gloucester-crescent North in the Parish of Paddington in the County of Middlesex deceased who died 7 July 1858 at Gloucester-crescent North aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oaths of Patrick Cruikshank of 11 Great St. Helen’s Bishopsgate-street in the City of London Merchant and Thomas Purrier of 35 New Broad-street in the said City Solicitor the Brother the Executors. Probate of the said Will being granted under certain Specialities. Effects under £1,000."


T71/877 Antigua claim no. 387 (Holly & Savanna).

Will of John Vincent Purrier of York Terrace Regents Park Middlesex proved 02/05/1833 PROB 11/1816.

  1. Ancestry.com, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]; 1841 and 1851 censuses online. Familysearch batch nos C03524-8, C03524-9, C75004-8, C75005-6, C75005-5 and C75004-8.

  2. Ancestry.com, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online]. National Probate Calendar 1858.

We are grateful to Julie Weizenegger for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Isabella Christian Johnston (1837)
Isabella Margaret (1839-), Charlotte Maria (1840-), Ada Margaret Leslie (1843-), Edward Arthur Cruikshank (1846-), Mary Louisa (1849-), Ellen Charlotte (1850-)
Wealth at death
East India merchant

Associated Claims (5)

£3,461 17s 6d
£4,987 0s 4d
£2,856 3s 9d
£3,595 7s 8d
£3,863 14s 6d

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Senior partner
Purrier & Thomas
West India & East India merchant  
notes →
Edward Purrier WIM was shown in 1840 at 3 Jeffries Square, the same adress as Purrier & Thomas in...

Imperial (1)

East India Company
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Described as an East India Merchant in the census of 1851 although the extent of his involvement with the East India Company is...

Relationships (4)

Son → Father
Grandson → Grandfather

Addresses (3)

27 Nottingham Place, London, Middlesex, London, England
3 Jeffrey Square, City of London, Middlesex, London, England
5 Gloucester Crescent North, Paddington, London, Middlesex, London, England