Robert Pulsford the elder

???? - 1835

Claimant or beneficiary


Partner with his son William (1772-17/12/1833, q.v.) in R. & W. Pulsford, wine and West India merchants, and grandfather of William Pulsford the younger and Robert Pulsford the younger (each of whom q.v.). Left £450,000 in personalty.

  1. Will of Robert Pulsford of Great St Helens Bishopsgate Street proved 20/01/1836. In the will he refers to his deceased son William, whose property (subject to a holdback of £10,000, which went to the unmarried grandchild Elizabeth Pulsford) Robert Pulsford left equally between his grandchildren Ann Hayter, Frances Latham, Elizabeth Pulsford, William and Robert Pulsford, one-fifth to each. 'As the property in trade and debts arising therefrom of the firm of Robert and William Pulsford will take a very considerable time to settle', he gave his executors (Joshua Hobson, Alfred Latham and William Pulsford) 10 years grace in accounting for it. His own property he left after some minor monetary legacies to be divided equally among the children of his son William and his daughter Sarah Hobson, wife of William Hobson.


T71/891 Tobago claim no. 27 (Orange Valley). William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? A biographical dictionary of British wealth-holders Volume One 1809-1839 (London, Social Affairs Unit, 2009) reference 1836/33.

  1. PROB 11/1856/443.


Further Information

Wealth at death
Wine merchant and West India merchant
'A dissenter'

Associated Claims (5)

£1,842 17s 7d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Judgement creditor)
£1,246 18s 11d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Judgement creditor)
£1,079 18s 6d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual)
£1,772 0s 3d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual)
£952 1s 6d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Judgement creditor)

Associated Estates (2)

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
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
- 1834 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

Legacies Summary

Commercial (5)

Railway Investment
Worcester and Porth Dyallaen [1846548]  
Railway Investment
Waterford, Wexford, Wicklow and Dublin [1846524]  
Railway Investment
Edinburgh and Perth [1846157]  
Railway Investment
Worcester, Hereford, Ross and Glouster [1846547]  
Name partner
R & W Pulsford
Wine merchant  

Relationships (3)

Executor → Testator
Father → Son
Grandfather → Grandson

Addresses (2)

6 Upper Belgrave Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
7 Great St Helens, City of London, Middlesex, London, England