Robert Brown

???? - 1847

Claimant or beneficiary


London merchant, partner in Robert & Benjamin Brown & Co. (q.v.), awarded with Benjamin Brown (q.v.) the compensation for the Cupar or Cooper Grange estate in Trinidad as mortgagee. The firm was described as 'merchants and drapers' in 1813 and 'merchants and warehousemen' in 1837. It was dissolved in 1847 after the death of Robert Brown. 

  1. The will of Robert Brown [at present of Cheapside London and of Wellfield House] Streatham Surrey whose will was proved 02/02/1847. 'Such unforeseen calamities have befallen me in my commercial pursuits that it is not in my power to say what the probable amount of property I may be possesed of at the time of my death may be.' The will makes no reference to his former partner Benjamin Brown.


T71/894 Trinidad 1837. Claim by Henry Scott of Port of Spain. Counterclaim by Robert and Benjamin Brown of Cheapside London merchants, mortgage £11,123 10s 9d on 31/12/1833. Adjudged 30/04/1838 to Counterclaimants, their right as first mortgagees being decreed upon appeal to Privy Council made 27/02/1838. 1838 PO London Directory Robert & Benjamin Brown & Co. Merchants 157 Cheapside.

  1. PROB 11/2049/356.

Further Information

Married but no further details

Associated Claims (1)

£1,718 11s 1d
Awardee (Mortgagee)

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
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Firm Investment
Robert & Benjamin Brown
General overseas merchant?  

Relationships (2)

Business partners
Nephew → Uncle

Addresses (1)

157 Cheapside, City of London, Middlesex, London, England