Richard Smith

???? - 1843

Claimant or beneficiary


Surgeon of Park Street, St Augustine Bristol, counterclaimed unsuccessfully as mortgagee with Henry Smith of Bristol for the compensation for the enslaved people on Mount Alleyne on Dominica. The compensation was paid to Charles Court, a merchant of Roseau, after the suit of the Smiths in colonal court was dismissed.

  1. Will of Richard Smith surgeon of 38 Park Street Bristol proved 23/02/1843. In the will, made in 1840, he left a widespread portfolio of houses and pubs in the south-west of England in trust for his wife Anna Eugenia Smith and his sister-in-law Ann Hyden Smith, and left £2000 to her daughters with his late brother Henry Smith. He left £400 to the Bristol Infirmary to extend and continue the work of the Museum he had founded there for the promotion of science, known as 'Mr Richard Smith's Museum.'


T71/881 Dominica no. 10

'Notice from Baxendale & Co. that this No. would be the subject of a suit in Chancery on the part of T&W King. Copy order withdrawing the Bill filed by Wm King against John Constable and another, dated 22/6/1838. Copy orders dismissing suit in colony between Chas Court and Richard Smith and Henry Smith against Jean Maurice Du Buc; withdrawing of counterclaim of Chas Court, assignment by J.M. DuBuc of the compensation to be paid under this claim in favour of Charles Court.

  1. PROB 11/1975/291

Further Information

Married but no further details

Associated Claims (2)

£748 4s 1d
Unsuccessful claimant (Mortgagee)
£53 12s 8d
Unsuccessful claimant (Mortgagee)

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

Mr Richard Smith's Museum...... 
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Museum founded at the Bristol Infirmary by Richard Smith for the promotion of science. In his will made in 1840 he left £400 to continue its work. It was based on a collection originally assembled...

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Addresses (1)

Park Street, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England