Richard Marriott

1801 - 8th May 1870

Claimant or beneficiary


Husband of Sophia Lucy Marriott (q.v.), co-heiress of her father Ellis or Ellys Anderson Stephens (q.v), and one of three (possibly four) daughters and their husbands who appear as remaindermen in a series of awards in Barbados, the largest concerning the Byde Mill estate for which an agent, Joseph Warner Bromley, received the compensation on behalf of all the trustees involved. Her sisters were Maria Charlotte Sperling and Frances Layton (both of whom q.v.).

  1. The marriage settlement of Richard Marriott of Abbotts Hall and Sophia Lucy Stephens dated 04/05/ May 1829 included a share in Byde Mill and in land in Essex.

  2. In 1841 Sophia Lucy Marriott aged 35 was living at Abbotts Hall Shalford Essex with husband Richard and children Julia 11, Emmeline 7, Humphrey 10 and Laura nine months.  In 1851 Sarah [sic] L. Marriott aged 49 born Bampstead [?] Essex was living at Abbotts Hall with Richard Marriott aged 50 Gentleman Landed Proprietor with daughters Julia 21, Laura 11 and Augusta 9.  In 1861 Sophia Lucy Marriott aged 60 born Clifton was living at Abbotts Hall living with Richard and children Humphrey 28 Captain in militia and Emmeline 26. Years of birth of children inferred from the census records.

  3. Letters of administration for estate of Richard Marriott late of Abbotts Hall Shalford Essex who died 08/05/1870 granted to Humphrey Richard George Marriott 12/07/1870, effects under £12,000.

  4. J. & R. Marriott bought Abbot's Hall in 1790 and the present house was built in 1823.


T71/895 Barbados claim no. 555B. T71/898 Barbados claim nos. 3601B, 3777 (Byde Mill) and 3779B. T71/899 Barbados claim no. 4293B. Ellys Anderson Stephens refers to 'four daughters' in acknowledging the counterclaim: the fourth party to the awards apears ot have been Charles Walton and his wife.

  1. Essex Record Office: Miscellaneous Deeds deposited by a firm of London solicitors D/DU 1036/1 04/05/1829 Marriage settlement of Richard Marriott of Abbotts Hall and Sophia Lucy Stephens, youngest daughter of Ellys Anderson Stephens, SEAX Essex Archive Online [accessed 12/06/2011].

  2. 1841, 1851 and 1861 censuses online. In the latter, Richard Marriott is transcribed as 'Riched'.

  3. National Probate Calendar 1870.

  4. [accessed 04/02/2013].

Further Information

Sophia Lucy Stephens
Julia (1830-), Humphrey Richard George (1831-), Emmeline (1834-), Laura (1840-), Augusta (1842-)

Will proved 12/07/1870 (National Probate Calendar 1870)

Wealth at death

Associated Claims (4)

£29 2s 6d
£40 15s 8d
£21 16s 11d
£29 2s 6d

Relationships (8)

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

Addresses (1)

Abbotts Hall, Shalford, Essex, South-east England, England