Robert Fotheringham

11th Mar 1809 - 21st Aug 1868

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. Co-executor (presumably in succession to his father) of John Alves (who died in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1825). Probably the nephew of John Alves, born 11/03/1809 and baptised 18/03/1809 in Linlithgow, Scotland, son of Robert Fotheringham (officer of excise) and his wife Mary Alves.

  2. Robert Fotheringham was on a jury list in Kingston in January 1840. Robert Fotheringham, merchant, son of Robert Fotheringham (officer of excise), married Eleanor Pearson Fotheringham, age 15 years, daughter of Alexander Fotheringham (of the Royal Lancashire militia) in St Catherine's, Liverpool, 13/04/1840. In 1841, Robert Fotheringham, age 30, of independent means, was living at Trinity Grange in North Leith with Eleanora age 16 and 2 female servants. "A lawful son born at No 13 Henderson Row, Saint Stephen's Parish on the first day of February Eighteen hudred and forty-seven, named John Hoyes. A lawful daughter born in same place and parish of the ninth day of November Eighteen hundred and forty eight, named Julia Hoyes. A lawful daughter born at 5 East Claremont Street, Saint Cuthberts Parish on the twenty eighth day of July Eighteen hundred and fifty, named Mary" [from the Edinburgh OPR, 1854]. In 1851, Robert Fotheringham, age 42, Accountant, born Linlithgow, was living at 6 East Claremont Street in Edinburgh with his wife Eleanor age 26, sons Robert (age 9), James (age 7), John H. (age 4) and daughters Mary (age 2) and Julia H. (age 3 months) and 4 female servants. The four youngest children had been born in Edinburgh. In 1861, Robert Fotheringham, age 52, Share Holder, was living at Devonside in Dollar, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, with his son John H. (age 14), Julia H. (age 12), Mary (age 10), Eleanor P. (age 8) and 3 female servants. The youngest child had been born in Dollar.

  3. The will with two codicils of Robert Fotheringham formerly of Devonside by Dollar in the County of Clackmannan in North Britian but late of 5 Tavistock-terrace Westbourne Park in the County of Middlesex Esquire deceased who died 21 August 1868 at 4 Malvern-road Kilburn Park in the County of Middlesex aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oaths of Eleanora Pearson Fotheringham of 5 Tavistock-terrace aforesaid Widow the Relict (during Widowhood) and Hugh Lewis Taylor of 3 Threadneedle-street in the City of London Manager of the Bank of Victoria two of the Executors. Effects under £16,000.


  1. Jamaica St Catherine claim no. 528 (Salt Pond Flat); GROS OPR 668 40 661 Linlithgow.

  2. Kingston Morning Journal 09/01/1840;, Liverpool, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921 [database online]; GROS OPR 685/1 610 305 Edinburgh; 1841, 1851 and 1861 censuses online.

  3. National Probate Calendar 1868.

We are grateful to Jim Brennan for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Eleanor Pearson Fotheringham
Robert (1841-), James (1843-), John Hoyes (1847-1924), Juia Hoyes (1848-), Mary (1850-), Eleanora Pearson (1853-) J
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (5)

£11 18s 0d
Awardee (Administrator)
£1,480 0s 1d
£2,030 14s 3d
Awardee (Administrator)
£1,332 8s 3d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£2,808 16s 3d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Mortgagee)

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
1839 [EA] - → Not known
1839 [EA] - → Not known

Relationships (4)

Nephew → Uncle
Executor → Testator
Notes →
Possibly also...
Executor → Testator

Addresses (6)

Linlithgow, West Lothian, Central Scotland, Scotland
5 Henderson Row, Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland
5 Tavistock Terrace, Westbourne Park, London, Middlesex, London, England
6 East Claremont Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland
Devonside, Dollar, Clackmannanshire, North-east Scotland, Scotland
Trinity Grange, North Leith, Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland