John Beckles Hyndman

1813 - 25th Nov 1873

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of Robert Augustus Hyndman (d. 1814) and Elizabeth Christian Beckles (d. 1834), and father of H. M. Hyndman, the British Marxist, and brother of Catherine Elizabeth Hyndman (q.v.). The ODNB entry for his son H. M. Hyndman describes John Beckles Hyndman as 'a West India merchant and benefactor of east London churches.'

  1. Married Caroline Seyliard Mayers (daughter of Henry Adams Mayers of Barbados) at Cheltenham 01/01/1839.

  2. Administration of the effects of John Beckles Hyndman late of Moorcroft House Hillingdon who died 25/11/1873 at Moorcroft House granted 21/02/1874 to Henry Mayers Hyndman the son and one of the next of kin, effects under £16000, resworn Nov 1876 under £18000; Administration of the effects of Caroline Seyliard Hyndman who died at 7 Hyde Park Square on 05/12/1848 granted to Henry Mayers Hyndman as administrator of John Beckles Hyndman 12/10/1874 effects under £3000.

  3. There is possibly a family connection to the Hyndmans who appear in Antigua compensation claims: Robert Augustus Hyndman (d. 1814) is reported to have been the cousin of Robert Hyndman (the father of John [Elliott] Hyndman and Robert Augustus Hyndman (1807-96)), but this has not been substantiated and the source has no references. John Beckles Hyndman himself was the residuary legatee of Hugh Hyndman (q.v.).


T71/885 British Guiana claim nos. 626 (Plant. Houstown) and 627 (Rome); Chushichi Tsuzuki, ‘Hyndman, Henry Mayers (1842–1921)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2006 [, accessed 8 Dec 2014].

H.M. Hyndman, The record of an adventurous life (London, Macmillan, 1911).

  1. FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Marriages, 1837-1983 [database online];, England, Andrews Newspaper Index Cards 1790-1976 [database online]. Children's names other than Henry Mayers taken from, London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database online], apart from Hugh Reginald and Caroline Seyliard (inferred from marriage announcements identifying John Beckles Hyndman as the father, England, Andrews Newspaper Index Cards 1790-1976).

  2. National Probate Calendar 1874.

  3. [accessed 09/08/2012].


Further Information

Name in compensation records
John Beckles Hyndeman
Caroline Seyliard Mayers
Henry Mayers (H.M.) Hyndman (1842-), John Augustus (1843-), Frederick Arthur (1847-), Caroline Seyliard, Hugh Reginald
Wealth at death
Cambridge (Trinity)

Associated Claims (2)

£17,386 9s 10d
£24,157 6s 1d

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

Miss Catherine Elizabeth Hyndman's Bounty to the Church of England...... 
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Relationships (6)

Grandson → Grandfather
Son → Mother
Brother → Sister
Legatee → Testator
Son → Father
Father → Son