William Beckford of Beckford & Ranken

1790 - 1859

Claimant or beneficiary


William Beckford, partner in the London merchant firm of Beckford & Ranken (q.v.) and almost certainly the son of Francis Love Beckford senior (q.v.).

  1. William Beckford, son of Francis Love Beckford and Johanna Beckford, was baptised at St Marylebone in 1790. William Beckford of Hatchford house Surrey married Marie-Elizabeth Stane in 1822. William Beckford of Hatchford Surrey is identified as the son of Francis Love Beckford in the early 1830s. In 1851 William Beckford aged 61 was living at Ruxley lodge, Claygate, Surrey 'Landed proprietor, Jamaica proprietor and West India merchant', born Middlesex with wife Marie E. 48, children Marie, Joanna, Harriette, and Francis J.B., and brother Francis Beckford, fundholder born Middlesex aged 62. Francis Love Beckford junior (q.v.) died 'formerly of Ruxley lodge' in 1875.   

  2. Will of William Beckford of Ruxley Lodge Surrey who died at Rome 22/01/1859 proved 08/03/1859, effects under £25,000. William Beckford's son Francis John Bramston Beckford left £65,623 0s 3d when he died 28/08/1925.


  1. Ancestry.com, London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online]; John Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland enjoying territorial possessions or high official rank, but uninvested with heritable honours (4 vols., London, Henry Colburn, 1835-1838), vol. 2 p. 432; 1851 census online.

  2. Military Caste, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=REG&db=militarycaste&id=I01230 [accessed 23/04/2011]; National Probate Calendar 1859 and 1925.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
William Beckford
Marie Elizabeth Stane
Marie, Joanna, Harriett, Francis J.B.
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (5)

£372 7s 1d
£1,295 2s 5d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£3,792 17s 8d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£4,298 3s 9d
£2,858 11s 8d
Awardee (Mortgagee)

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
1809 [EA] - 1809 [LA] → Owner
1834 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder
13/03/1819 [SD] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1834 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Firm Investment
Beckford & Ranken
West India merchant  

Relationships (4)

First Cousins
Notes →
Son → Father
Business partners

Addresses (2)

Hatchford House, Ockham, Surrey, South-east England, England
Ruxley Lodge, Esher, Surrey, South-east England, England