Jacob Bernelot Moens

18th Jan 1796 - 20th Jul 1856

Claimant or beneficiary


Partner in Moens, Dauncey & Latham (q.v.). Born Holland, son of Simon Bernelot Moens and Anna de Prill.

  1. Arrival of Jacob Bernelot Moens aged 29 from Rotterdam merchant recorded 26/10/1826.

  2. Jacob Bernelot Moens of the Parish of St John Hackney married Susan Baker Wright (a minor, daughter of William Wright) 19/03/1829 St Michael Paternoster Royal, City of London. Also in 1829, Jacob Bernelot Moens of 20 City Chambers, London swore to the PCC will of Adrian Moens (died Bristol, merchant, describing his sons as "William and John of Rotterdam and Lima in Peru," and disposing of "plantations in Surinam").

  3. In 1841 Jacob Moens merchant aged 40 born foreign parts was living at Stamford Hill (St John Hackney) with Susan (transcribed as Luse) aged 30 and children Anna (11), Louis (9), Wm [?] (7), Seaburn (a son, transcribed as Seabron) (6), Emily (2) and Arthur (9 months); in 1851 he was shown at Old Terrace Stamford Hill aged 54 merchant born Holland with wife S. B. Moens (42) and children Anna (21), Louis (19) a merchants clerk, William (17) a stockbrokers clerk, Seaburne (16), Emily (11), Arthur (10), Alice (2).

  4. Registered as an elector at 7 Clapton Terrace from 1844 to 1853.


T71/885 British Guiana claim nos. 293A-I (La Prudence), 287A & B (L'Esperance) and 723;T71/886 British Guiana claim nos. 1129 and 1424; T71/887 British Guiana claim nos. 2020 and 2354A&B.

Family backround and life-dates are from http://www.vorster-genealogie.com/Ahnentafel/Stammbaum/Familie/d0015/g0000015.html [accessed 20/01/2011].

  1. Ancestry.com, England, Alien Arrivals, 1810-1811, 1826-1869 [database on-line]. A note appears to say that he left from [for?] London in August 1826.

  2. Ancestry.com, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]; children's names and baptism dates (all at St Thomas Clapton Common) from Ancestry.com, London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database online] for Jacob Bernelot Moens. The baptisms of Anna (1830), Louis Henry (1831), William John (1833-) are recorded under variants of Bernelot e.g. Jacob Bernelof Moens; PROB 11/1757/169.

  3. 1841 and 1851 censuses online for Jacob Moens.

  4. Ancestry.com, London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965 [database online].

We are grateful to Jim Brennan for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
J.B. Moens
Susan Baker Wright (1829)
Anna Rosalie (1830-), Louis Henry Combauld (1831-), William John Charles (1833-1904), Seaburne May (1835-), Walter Francis George (1837-), Emily Maria Fanny (1839-), Arthur F. (1840-), Alice Susan Mary (1848-), Constance Matilda (1854-)

Associated Claims (7)

£281 4s 10d
£483 18s 0d
Awardee (Trustee)
£236 6s 11d
Awardee (Trustee)
£400 11s 4d
£2,485 10s 3d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£9,194 16s 2d
£2,259 9s 9d
Awardee (Trustee)

Associated Estates (1)

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
1831 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Firm Investment
Moens, Dauncey & Latham
West India merchant  

Relationships (2)

Business partners
Business partners

Addresses (2)

Stamford Hill, London, Middlesex, London, England
7 Clapton Terrace, London, Middlesex, London, England