George Fife Angas

1st May 1789 - 15th May 1879

Business connection of a claimant or beneficiary


George Fife Angas (1789-1879), merchant, banker and Australian politican, signed for the compensation in four claims in Honduras, where he had connections through his shipping business: his father had imported mahogany from Honduras for his carriage-building business in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. George Fife Angas' entry in the Australian Dictionary of Biography says of him: 'In London he joined influential reformers in fighting for the emancipation of slaves and the restoration of Nonconformist missionaries in British Honduras.'

  1. Born 01/05/1789 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Caleb Angus (1742-1831) and Sarah Jameson, died 15/05/1879 South Australia.

  2. George Fife Angas of Jeffrey Square was an investor in the British American Land Company in 1835. He had four votes so had purchased at least 50 shares at £50 each.


NDO 4/10: Honduras claim nos. 51, 199, 231 and 244. Papers of G.F. Angas - not examined by LBS - are lodged at the State Library of South Australia, including papers from his involvement in Honduras in the 1820s and 1830s and his preparations to exit business there c.1842: State Library of South Australia: Angas Papers, accessed 18/05/2018.

  1. 'Angas, George Fife (1789–1879)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. [accessed 08/03/2021].

  2. List of the proprietors of the British American Land Company: incorporated and established by Charter and Act of Parliament, 1834 (London, n.d.) p. 5 (via p. 5.

We are grateful to Nikita Vanderbyl of La Trobe and to Georgina Arnott of Monash for their help with this entry.

Further Information

Rosetta French
3 sons, 4 daughters
Catterick School
Banker and politician

Associated Claims (4)

£1,642 17s 2d
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£2,176 17s 3d
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£2,439 17s 3d
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£685 15s 1d
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Legacies Summary

Commercial (3)

Firm Investment
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Imperial (3)

Member of the legislative council
Australia: South Australia 
Australia: South Australia 
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Contributed to many religious, educational and benevolent institutions. "At the end he was said to be giving away £10,000 a...
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'Angas, George Fife (1789–1879)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, <a...
South Australian Company Australia: South Australia 

Addresses (3)

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, Northern England, England
South Australia, Australia
Jeffrey Square, London, Middlesex, London, England