Sir Henry Protheroe

1777 - 1840


Sheriff of Bristol 1802 and 1807, and of Monmouthshire 1817. Whig, knighted in 1803. With William John Struth (q.v.) he invested in land and enslaved people on St Vincent in the early 1800s; owner of collieries and "extensive coal land" in Monmouthshire and Pembrokeshire.

  1. Under a deed of 14/01/1804, James Bruce leased to William John Struth and Henry Protheroe 45 named enslaved people (appraised at £2650) for 3 years at £312 p.a.

  2. Of Cote House, Bristol, when he contributed £21 and held an annual subscription to the Bristol Auxilliary Society of the British and Foreign Bible Society.

  3. Sir Henry Protheroe of St Augustin, Bristol, married Elizabeth Babb of Ilfracombe, Devon, in France in 1836.


Graham William Arthur Bush, Bristol and Its Municipal Government, 1820-1851 (1976) p. 237, available for download [accessed 07/12/2021]; Charles Wilkins, The South Wales Coal Trade and Its Allied Industries from the Earliest Days to the Present Time (1888) pp. 161-162, available at [accessed 07/12/2021]. See also [accessed 07/09/2020].

  1. Deed Book 1804, British Library, EAP688/1/1/18, pp. 8-11.

  2. Report of the British and Foreign Bible Society (1812) via Googlebooks.

  3., UK, Foreign and Overseas Registers of British Subjects, 1628-1969 [database online].

We are grateful to Steven Carter for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Elizabeth Babb

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

General Investment
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Owner of extensive collieries in Monmouthshire and Pembrokeshire. "One of the leading colliery owners at that time was Sir Henry Protheroe, who not only owned extensive coal land in Monmouthshire,...

Historical (1)

Bristol Election. A full account of the late election for Bristol vindicating the conduct of Edward Protheroe MP and exposing all the misrepresentations of his... 1819 

Relationships (4)

Business associates
Son → Father

Addresses (2)

Cote House, Westbury-upon-Trym, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
Lantarnam Abbey, Monmouthshire, South Wales, Wales