Rev. Sir Augustus Brydges Henniker 3rd Bart.

24th Jan 1795 - 28th Jan 1849

Claimant or beneficiary


Sir Augustus Brydges Henniker, 3rd bart., of Newton Hall, Essex. Unsuccessful counterclaimant for Watson's estate in Antigua with Jane Watson Roberts, acting executors of James Watson Roberts, for a legacy to James Watson Roberts by the will of James Watson, £2700.

  1. Born 24/01/1795, second son of Lieut. Gen. Sir Brydges Trecothick Henniker, 1st bart., and his wife Mary Press. He inherited the title on the death of his elder brother Frederick, 06/08/1825. The estate of his father was the subject of the Chancery case Whythe v. Henniker in 1833. Schooled 'under Mr Gee, Vicar of Thaxted'. Graduated MA from Jesus College, Cambridge, 1826. Rector of Great with Little Thornham, Suffolk, 1820-1849. Died 28/01/1849.

  2. In the 1841 census at Haughley, Stow, Suffolk, age 40, of Independent Means, with his second wife Louisa, age 30. This return reveals more children: Frances, Mary, Louisa, Anna and Annabella (all age 15 - rounded down to the nearest 5 years), Charlotta, 9, Matilda, 8, Brydges, 6, Augusta, 4, Douglas, 2 and Joanna, 5 months, plus a governess, 6 female servants and 3 male servants. The census entry for Lady Henniker in 1851 reveals another daughter, Olivia M., born c. 1844.


T71/877 Antigua claim no. 261 (Watsons).

  1. John Burke, A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire (4th ed., London, Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1832), Vol. 1 p. 601. James William Mylne and Benjamin Keen, Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery during the time of Lord Chancellor Brougham and Sir John Leech, Master of the Rolls (London, Saunders and Benning, 1835) Vol. 2 pp. 635-646., Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database online].

  2. 1841 and 1851 censuses online.

Further Information

(1) Frances Amelia Stewart (2) Hon. Elizabeth Henniker-Major
With (1) Frances Elizabeth; with (2) Louisa Augusta (1828-), Brydges Powell (1835-1906), Augustus Henry Aldborough Stratford (1837-1906)
'Under Mr Gee, Vicar of Thaxted'
Cambridge (Jesus) [1826 ]
Church of England

Associated Claims (1)

£502 4s 11d
Unsuccessful claimant (Executor or executrix)