Ellis John Troughton

1784 - 27th Sep 1864

Claimant or beneficiary


Merchant in London but also active in British Guiana in the 1830s, bankrupt in early 1840s.

  1. Ellis John Troughton was baptised in Llanberis, Caernarvonshire, 30/09/1784, son of Ellis Troughton Esq, and his wife Maria. He married Elizabeth/Eliza Williams, probably in Demerara c. 1807. They had six children, at least five born in Demerara: Ann Helen (1808-1848), Ellis John (1810-1861), Thomas Nurse (?1813-1885), Maria Browne (?1813-1859), Cordelia Barry (1815-1816), John Nichol (1816-1896). A further twelve likely children were baptised in London: Mary (1799-?1867); David Bristow (?1819-1860), Barry (1820, died young), George Lys (1822-1871), Mary Baker (1824-1888), Julia Catherine (c. 1825-1890), Charles J (c. 1827-1857), Hugh Williams (1827; last traced 1845, merchant navy), Donald Sween (?1831-1869), Matthew Henry (1834-1835), Caroline Patience (c. 1837-1934), Trevor Louisa bapt 1839-1898?).

  2. Elliz Troughton, merchant, age 55, was living with his wife Mary age 40, four children and two servants on Clapham Common in 1841. He was living at Fowkes Buildings, Great Tower Street, Middlesex in 1851. At the same address in 1861. He died in 1864, effects under £5,000.


  1. Ancestry.com, Caernarvonshire, Wales, Anglican Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1541-1994 [database online]; Ancestry.com, Westminster, London, England, Church of England, Marriages and Banns [database online]; further baptisms in/near London and more tracing through marriage, census and other records for the children.

  2. 1841, 1851 and 1861 census online; National Probate Calendar 1864.

We are grateful to David Barker for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Elizabeth Williams
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (3)

£126 0s 2d
£267 18s 1d
£35 9s 10d

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Troughton, Ashton
West India merchant  

Relationships (2)

Assignor → Assignee
Notes →
Edward Bedwell Kemble was shown as a co-assignee of Ellis John Troughton in 1843 in connection with a suit by Troughton's successors, including his son of the same name, on the Ann's Grove and Two...
Father → Son

Addresses (2)

Clapham Common, Surrey, South-east England, England
6 Fowkes Buildings, Great Tower Street, London, Middlesex, London, England