John Gordon

???? - 1836

Claimant or beneficiary


'John Gordon of Roseau', a returnee to England by 1836 and the same man as the John Gordon 'of Gower Street' whose will was proved 30/06/1836, merchant and partner with James Mat[t]hews and formerly also with Hugh Leathem. Probably but not certainly the father of Robert Augustus Gordon (1815-1895), an English clergyman born in Dominica (and also of Rev. John Gordon, a convert to Catholicism to whom Newman dedicated The Dream of Gerontius).

  1. Will of John Gordon of Gower Street proved 30/06/1836. The will (made 08/12/1832) refers to his wife Marie Victoire, to his brother Theodore Gordon of Overhall Aberdeenshire, and to his moiety of the estates of Providence, Eden and Bedminster in the island of Dominica, and talks of 'the present uncertain state of the West Indies, in which currently a considerable portion of my property is placed.' He placed his property in trust in light of the uncertainty to be sold at the discretion of the trustees and invested in the public funds for his wife and unnamed children.

Sources, Cambridge University Alumni 1261-1900 [database online], which in the entry for Robert Augustus Gordon shows 'one of the same name' admitted at Lincolns Inn in 1837, son of John Gordon of London who was deceased by 1837.

  1. PROB 11/1863/71

Further Information

Marie Victoire

Associated Claims (9)

£1,766 10s 1d
£87 14s 5d
£221 1s 1d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Judgement creditor)
£975 0s 0d
Unsuccessful claimant (Mortgagee)
£748 6s 8d
Unsuccessful claimant (Judgement creditor)
£1,706 14s 9d
£2,247 13s 10d
£21 1s 5d
£2,104 5s 5d
Unsuccessful claimant (Assignee)

Associated Estates (5)

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
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Partner with Hugh Leathem or Leathom and James Matthews

1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Receiver
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Receiver
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (3)

Business partners
Testator → Trustee
Testator → Trustee

Addresses (1)

Gower Street, London, Middlesex, London, England