John Nelson Bond

1798 - 1878

Claimant or beneficiary


Partner in Bond & Pearse (q.v.) West India merchants of Finsbury Place. Presumably son of the John Bond who was a partner in the predecessor firm of Ede & Bond. It has been inferred but not demonstrated that John Nelson Bond and John Bond the younger (who appears as a counterclaimant with Henry Pearse in one of the two awards for Amity Hall) are the same man.

  1. Baptism of John Nelson Bond, son of John Bond and Margaret at Dr Williams Library London 02/10/1798. Marriage of John Nelson Bond of Albany Street Regents Park with Mary Connop widow at St Georges Bloomsbury 10/02/1831. In 1851 he was living at Cheriton in Kent as a retired West India merchant aged 52 with Mary aged 66, and a sister Elizabeth, age 23. Elizabeth was the daughter of his father's second marriage, to Elizabeth Ellicot Burch, 24/10/1820, born c. 1828.

  2. Death of John Nelson Bond was registered Q2 1878 Newton Abbott Devon aged 80. Will of John Nelson Bond formerly of 21 Langham Street Great Portland Street but late of Torquay proved 29/05/1878 by Edward Bond, brother, a retired Lt-Colonel, personal estate under £450.

  3. John Nelson Bond was in litigation against his former partners Henry Pearse and William Dimsdale Child in 1843.


  1., England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 [database online];, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]; 1851 census online. The European Magazine and London Review Vol. 78 p. 469 (November 1820)., London and Surrey, England, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1597-1921 [database online].

  2. FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]; National Probate Calendar 1878.

  3. TNA C 14/43/B83.

We are grateful to Rosemary Bentley for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
John Bond jun.
Mary Connop
Wealth at death
West India merchant

Associated Claims (4)

£5,794 18s 7d
Unsuccessful claimant
£3,855 11s 6d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£3,831 12s 9d
£586 10s 10d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (2)

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
1828 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Other
1823 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Bond & Pearse
West India merchant  
notes →
Bond, Pearse & Child dissolved 1843 by John N. Bond, Henry Pearse and W.D. Child...

Relationships (2)

Son → Father
Business partners

Addresses (5)

Torquay, Devon, Devon & Cornwall, England
21 Langham Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
8 Finsbury Place, City of London, Middlesex, London, England
Albany Street, Regent's Park, London, Middlesex, London, England
High Street, Cheriton, Kent, South-east England, England