James Hughes Anderdon

1790 - 24th Jan 1879

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of John Proctor Anderdon and Anne Oliver. Partner in Bosanquet Anderdon bank (from which he retired in 1843).

  1. The will with two codicils of James Hughes Anderdon formerly of West Pennard in Somerset, afterwards of 23 Upper Grovesnor Street but late of West Pennard who died 24 January 1879 at 23 Upper Grosvenor St., was proved 16/04/1879 at Wells by Hobart Grant Anderdon of 17 Gay Street Bath the brother and the Rev. Thomas Partridge Nunn of West Pennard Clerk, the nephew, the Executors. Personal estate under £90,000: resworn November 1879 under £100,000. Age at death given as 89.

  2. James Hughes Anderdon donated a number of works of art, books and letters to the Royal Academy in 1875 as well as to the British Museum.

  3. James Hughes Anderdon of 73 Lombard Street was a proprietor of the British American Land Company in 1835. He had six votes (two shared with James Whatman Bosanquet) so had bought at least 45 shares at £50 each.


  1. National Probate Calendar 16 April 1879; FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online] registered St George Hanover Square Jan-Feb-Mar 1879.

  2. Royal Academy of Arts Collections - Persons, entry for James Hughes Anderdon (1790-1879) http://www.racollection.org.uk; British Museum Collection database.

  3. List of the proprietors of the British American Land Company: incorporated and established by Charter and Act of Parliament, 1834 (London, n.d.) p. 5 (via Archive.org) p. 5.

Further Information


Resworn to under £100,000 in November 2009 from £90,000 on probate 16/4/1879 [National Probate Calendar 1879]

Wealth at death

Associated Claims (3)

£3,655 18s 5d
£2,018 0s 8d
Awardee (Assignee)
£297 11s 7d

Legacies Summary

Commercial (3)

Firm Investment
Bank of London
Name partner
Firm Investment
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See biog...

Cultural (1)

Old Masters and modern... 
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The Tate has John Constable's 'Malvern Hall, Warwickshire' (1809), acquired by Anderdon by 1840 and sold 1879 to George Salting,  who bequeathed it to the National Gallery in 1910,...

Physical (1)

Country house
Henlade House 

Relationships (3)

Son → Father

Addresses (3)

23 Upper Grosvenor Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
3 Queen Street, Mayfair, London, Middlesex, London, England
73 Lombard Street, City of London, London, Middlesex, London, England