Hon. Paul Horsford

1771 - 1850

Claimant or beneficiary


Chief Justice of Antigua in 1830, brother of George Horsford (q.v.) and fourth son of John Horsford of Antigua, admitted to the Middle Temple 1791, called to the bar 1796. Owner of Bodkin's in the Registers between 1817 and 1828.

  1. 'Buried in St. John's Cathedral, Antigua. Located South Wall. Plaque states - sacred to the memory of the Hon. Paul Horsford, a member of her Majesty's Council, and who for a series of years filled successively the important offices of Speaker of the House of Assembly/ Solicitor General, Attorney General, and Chief Justice of this island. he departed this life on the 16th April AD 1850 aged 79 years. His mortal remains lie interred within the burial grounds of this Cathedral in the vault of the Warner Family wherein also repose the ashes of a sister, and of two of his brothers. This tablet has been erected by the surviving daughter and two sons of the deceased as an unpretending tribute of respect and effection to the memory of the best of fathers, and as a lasting record of their bereavement.'


T71/877 Antigua claim nos. 627 and 698; http://archive.middletemple.org.uk/Shared%20Documents/MTAR/updated/1751-1850.pdf [accessed 14/09/2014]; Samuel J. Hough, Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection at Hamilton College: A Catalogue of Books, Manuscripts, Prints, Maps, and Drawings, 1521-18 (Gainesville, Florida, University Press of Florida, 1994).

  1. Transcript of memorial inscription at http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/CARIBBEAN/2000-03/0952225736 [accessed 10/08/2012].

Associated Claims (4)

£224 6s 0d
£13 0s 2d
£943 11s 9d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Judgement creditor)
£1,830 1s 2d
Not a claimant (Attorney)

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
1817 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Owner
1828 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Attorney

Relationships (4)

Father → Son
Son → Father