Francis Love Beckford senior

???? - 1838

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of Francis Beckford and Susan Love, grandson of Peter Beckford the younger of Jamaica and father of Francis Love Beckford junior (q.v.) and probably of William Beckford of Beckford & Ranken (q.v.).

  1. Married Johanna Lloyd (née Leigh), and was thereby the brother-in-law of Chaloner Arcedeckne and uncle (and later father-in-law) of Andrew Arcedekne (q.v.).

  2. Will of Francis Love Beckford 'of Mitcham Surrey' [made in 1835] proved 15/03/1838. In the will he said that he had settled £8000 on each of his children other than John and Charles (to whom he had given or pledged £7000 each, of which £3000 to John remained unpaid), but could not do more given the recent and current depreciation of West India property. Subject to the £3000 owed to John's trustees and £100 to his sister Maria Beckford he left his Jamaica property, including the apprentices attached to the estates, to his eldest son also Francis Love Beckford.


  1. Children are from, London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online] except Harriet, all baptised at St Marylebone.

  2. PROB 11/1891/365.

Further Information

Johanna Lloyd (nee Leigh)
Francis Love (1789-), William (1790-), John Leigh (1791-1858), Carlton (1793-), Charles (1798-), Thomas Henry (1799-), Harriet

Associated Claims (5)

£3,569 4s 4d
Awardee (Trustee)
£7,483 10s 6d
Awardee (Trustee)
£3,529 8s 10d
£2,685 15s 5d
£5,979 8s 8d

Associated Estates (4)

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
08/07/1826 [SD] - → Buyer

Enslaved people bought from the estate of John Finlay deceased and transferred to Lincoln Estate.

1788 [EA] - 1837 [LA] → Owner
1829 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Trustee
1787 [EA] - 1837 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (5)

Father → Son
Uncle → Nephew
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Father → Son
Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Basing Park, Hampshire, Wessex, England