Hugh Hyndman

1786 - 9th Sep 1840

Claimant or beneficiary


Partner in London merchant firm of Hon Wm Fraser, Alexander (q.v.) from at least 1836.

  1. At Sutton, death of Hugh Hyndman late of the colony of Demerara 09/09/1840; burial at St Luke Chelsea of Hugh Hyndman 'Sutton Middlesex' aged 56, 15/09/1840.

  2. Will of Hugh Hyndman merchant of London proved 26/09/1840 (made in 1837). Under the will he left £1000 each to the four daughters of his late aunt Jane Spear of Carrickfergus, and to one of them, Catherine Spear, he left his property in Bridge Street in Belfast. To another cousin George Crawford Hyndman son of James Hyndman of Belfast he left a further £1000, and to George Crawford Hyndman's three sisters all resident in Dublin he left £1500. To his godson Robert Augustus Hyndman son of Charles Robertson Hyndman lately departed from Gravesend for Van Diemens land he left £1000, and to his godson Hugh Hyndman Jones son of Richard Michael Jones he also left £1000. He left £1000 to Jemima Evans otherwise Firman formerly of no. 4 York Place Lambeth but lately residing in my house no. 3 Sydney Place Brixton. Subject to those legacies he left his estate including property in Demerara to John Beckles Hyndman (q.v.), and if John Beckles Hyndman died to John Beckles Hyndman's children: failing those, the estate went to Charles Robertson Hyndman. If he owned part of Blankenburgh at his death with his partners in Wm. Fraser, Alexander (together with 'our partner' Joseph Simpson), then the partners were to have unfettered control and direction of Hugh Hyndman's share, to remain consignees and to have veto over the sale of Hugh Hyndman's share.

  3. Genealogical material online shows Hugh Hyndman as the son of Hugh Hyndman (1751-1819) of Eglantine Hill, West India merchant, and nephew of the Belfast merchants Robert Hyndman (1750-1822) and James Hyndman (1761-1825). Hugh Hyndman's legatee George Crawford Hyndman, the son of James Hyndman, has an entry in the Dictionary of Irish Biography as 'amateur naturalist.'


T71/885 British Guiana claim no. 695 (Blankenburgh); T71/886 British Guiana claim no. 1331; T71/880 Grenada claim no. 955 (Union Estate); T71/892 St Vincent claim no. 557 (Sion Hill); T71/894 Trinidad claim no. 1838A & B (Clydesdale Cottage).

  1. Times 12/09/1840;;, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online].

  2. PROB 11/1933/348. It describes him as formerly of the colony of Demerara but now of London, merchant, and identifies his partners in Wm Fraser, Alexander.

  3. Linde Lunney, 'Hyndman, George Crawford', Dictionary of Irish Biography,;jsessionid=B550BDF2E705BAD133400481EBBD017F?articleId=a4190 [accessed 16/08/2019].

Further Information


PROB 11/1933.


Legacies of £1000 each to four Spear sisters of Carrickfergus in Ireland, daughters of his late aunt Jane Spear and George Spear; property in Bridge Street Belfast to Catherine Spear; £1000 to cousin George Crawford Hyndman son of James Hyndman of Belfast; £1000 to my godson Robert Augustus Hyndman the son of Charles Robertson Hyndman who lately departed Gravesend for Van Diemans [sic] Land etc. His residuary legatee was John Beckles Hyndman. Appears to bequeath at least the management of his property in Demerara to his partners.

Associated Claims (5)

£63 0s 1d
£15,582 1s 8d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£3,679 6s 5d
Awardee (Judgement creditor)
£3,794 13s 7d
£1,341 12s 9d

Associated Estates (3)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Attorney

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Other partner

Relationships (2)

Trustee → Testator
Testator → Legatee