Jonathan Hopkinson

1815 - 1882

Claimant or beneficiary


London West India merchant, awarded a share (with David and Benjamin Hopkinson) of the compensation for the enslaved on Bachelors Adventure and Enterprise in British Guiana, which had belonged to John Hopkinson (q.v.), almost certainly his father, and counterclaiming as a mortgagee on Plantation John Cove and Craig Miln, again with Elizabeth, Benjamin and David Hopkinson.

  1. 1841 census shows him at Chester Square born abroad, abt. 1816 aged 25 merchant, with Elizabeth born in England aged 35. 1851 census shows him at 55 Chester Square merchant born Demerara (about 1811) aged 40 married to Elizabeth (aged 45), with Jonathan's sister Eliza (born Demerara, aged 41); 1871 at 19 Calverley Park in Tonbridge aged 56 'income from dividends' born Demerara with wife Emily Elizabeth and 2 young children; 1881 Greenwood Lodge Frant Green Sussex. Death of Jonathan Hopkinson aged 67 registered 1882 Ticehurst (Kent, Sussex). He left £26192 14s 11d (resworn from £21266 14s at probate).

  2. He was shown as late of Grosvenor Place but now of No. 19 Calverley Park Tunbridge Wells as executor to Benjamin Hopkinson of The Oaks, Ambleside County of Westmoreland in an advertisment for creditors of Benjamin Hopkinson (who died 15/09/1868). Benjamin Hopkinson (q.v.), born Demerara c. 1810, was Jonathan's brother: he left £35,000.


T71/885 British Guiana no. 568A, where is given as 'Jona.' This could conceivably be Jonas but Jonathan appears more probable. However, Jonathan Hopkinson is also shown as a counterclaimant on the same award.  

  1. 1841, 1851 1871 and 1881 censuses online; FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]; National Probate Calendar 1882.

  2. London Gazette, Issue 23700, 27/01/1871, p. 37; 1851 census online; National Probate Calendar 1869.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Jona. Hopkinson
(1) Elizabeth (2) Emily Elizabeth

Resworn August 1882 from £21,266 14s at probate

Wealth at death
£26,192 14S 11D

Associated Claims (2)

£36,270 18s 2d
£15,041 18s 3d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Mortgagee)

Legacies Summary

Commercial (5)

Railway Investment
Warwick and Worcester [1846520]  
Railway Investment
Tean and Dove Valley and Eastern and Western Junction [1846507]  
Railway Investment
Yorkshire and Glasgow Union [1846556]  
Firm Investment
Railway Investment
London and Birmingham Extension, Northampton. Daventry, Leamington and Warwick [1846288]  

Relationships (1)

Natural Son → Father

Addresses (3)

19 Calverley Park, Tonbridge, Kent, South-east England, England
55 Chester Square, London, Middlesex, London, England
Greenwood Lodge, Frant, Sussex, South-east England, England