Edward Kensington

1771 - 24th Nov 1841

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of John and Ann Kensington of London, partner in London West India merchant firm of Kensington & Paine (q.v.) with Cornelius Paine. Edward's father John Kensington was the half brother of Charles Kensington (d. 1807) and thus Edward was the cousin of Charles's sons John Larkins Kensington and Charles Snell Kensington: John Pooley Kensington was Edward's brother.  

  1. 1841 census shows Edward Kensington merchant aged 70 living in Lee Road Plumstead Chartlon next Woolwich with wife Sophia 65 and Edward (30) Barrister and Hannah (25).

  2. Baptised 26/02/1771 at St Thomas the Apostle, City of London, son of John and Ann Kensington. Married Sophia Brown 07/05/1796 at St Vedast Foster Lane. Death-date shown in context of announcement concerning Kensington & Paine partnership 31/12/1841: the firm continued thereafter.  Buried at St Leonard Streatham aged 70, 01/12/1841.

  3. John Farrer Kensington, son of Edward Kensington, who continued as partner in Kensington & Paine after 1841, left effects under £20,000 on his death 19/01/1869 formerly of Charlton in Kent but late of Exmouth.

  4. Edward Kensington was also a party to the Chancery suit of Furlonge v Kensington, into which the awards for Duberys (Montserrat 102) and Bugby Hole (110B) were paid.


  1. 1841 census online.

  2. Ancestry.com, London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online]; Ancestry.com, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online]; London Gazette, Issue 20056, 31/12/1841, p.14. Childrens names and baptism dates are from Ancestry.com, London, England, Baptisms Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online], except Edward (who was derived from the 1841 census).

  3. National Probate Index 1869.

  4. T71/888 Montserrat claim nos. 102 and 110B.

Further Information

Sophia Brown (7/5/1796)
Ann (1807-), Edward (1810-), John Farrer (1812-), Hannah Sophia (1815-)

Associated Claims (4)

£1,619 19s 5d
£894 18s 8d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases (Mortgagee)
£3,442 12s 8d
£970 0s 8d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases (Mortgagee-in-possession)

Associated Estates (1)

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] - 1831 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Kensington & Paine
West India merchant  

Relationships (1)

First Cousins

Addresses (1)

Lee Road, Plumstead, Charlton, Woolwich, Kent, London, England