Rev. Lewis Bowerbank

1783 - 1853

Claimant or beneficiary


Resident clergyman in Jamaica, but dying in England in 1853. He claimed compensation as an annuitant on the Wood Hall estate in St Dorothy. He had married Anne Elizabeth Bayley (a widow) at St Marylebone 1808, Her identity is not entirely clear, but q.v. under Anne Elizabeth Bayley formerly Ricketts: the Ricketts family had owned Wood Hall.

  1. Adm. pens. (age 17) at TRINITY, Feb. 1, 1800. S. of Edward, of London. School, Richmond, Yorks. (Mr Tate). Matric. Michs. 1800; Scholar, 1801; B.A. 1804; M.A. 1823. R. of St John's, Jamaica, 1809; R. of Clarendon, 1812; R. of St Ann's Bay, 1813; R. of St Catharines', 1823-43; resigned Headmaster of Walton School, 1816. Rural Dean, 1828. Married —, widow of the Rev. W. H. Lynch [sic] at Clarendon, June, 1812. (W. Cowper.) C. of Duntisbourne Rous, Gloucs., in 1845-54-. In Clergy List, without cure, in 1862. Not found in Crockford, 1860.

  2. Will of Lewis Bowerbank clerk [formerly of the Island of Jamaica but now] of Corsham Wiltshire proved 03/12/1853. In the will he forgave the balance of £1500 plus interest payable to him by his son Lewis Quier Bowerbank on the purchase by his son from him of an estate called Mulberry Garden in Jamaica, on condition that Lewis Quier Bowerbank within 3 months executed a deed charging £100 p.a on Mulberry Garden for his [the testator's] wife Anne Elizabeth Bowerbank. He had arrears of an annuity on Woodhall Pen.

Sources, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online], which identifies Bowerbank as of Trinity College Cambridge. NB. There is some possible tension between the accounts of separate marriages, and rather oddly Mary Louisa Bowerbank, daughter of Rev. Lewis and Ann Elizabeth Bowerbank, is shown as being baptised at St Pancras twice, once on May 31 1830 and once on March 30 1831. If this was an infant, she could not have been the daughter of Ann Elizabeth the widow of William Henry Ricketts, since this couple had a son George St John Ricketts born c. 1787, putting Ann Elizabeth Ricketts date-of-birth as c. 1770.

  1., Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database online];, London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database online]

  2. PROB 11/2181/415.

Further Information

Anne Elizabeth Bayley; possibly secondly to Anne Elizabeth Lynch
Cambridge (Trinity) [1800-1804 ]
Church of England

Associated Claims (2)

£207 9s 10d
£3,272 14s 7d
Unsuccessful claimant (Annuitant)

Relationships (1)

Third Husband → Wife
Notes →
NB there is potentially confusion over the wife of Lewis...

Addresses (1)

Corsham, Wiltshire, South-west England, England