Duncan Davidson Alves

19th Nov 1804 - 4th Apr 1870

Claimant or beneficiary


Partner in London merchant firm of Alves, Harrison and Steel (q.v.), which failed in 1839.

  1. Appears in 1841 census as D.D. Alves at Longstocking, Hants, merchant aged 35. Shown as late of Hyde Cottage, Shepherd's Bush on his death in or about April 1870; death registered Q2 1870 Kensington; buried Kensal Green All Souls 09/04/1870 of Askew Place aged 62; administration granted 19/05/1870 of the estate of Duncan Davidson Alves, bachelor of Hyde Cottage, Uxbridge Road who died 04/04/1870 to his sister Magdalen Alves of 28 The Cedars, Putney, spinster, effects under £450.

  2. Son of William Alves and Sarah Chandler Davidson and therefore the brother of John Alves (q.v.).

  3. Duncan Davidson Alves was a director of the Alfred Home and Foreign Life Assurance and Mutual Annuity Association in 1839.


  1. 1841 census online; Chancery in the estate of Duncan Davidson Alves and in a cause Slattery against Alves, London Gazette, Issue 23715, 14/03/1871, p. 1404; FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]; Ancestry.com, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online]; National Probate Calendar 1870.

  2. Births and baptisms of Duncan Davidson Alves and John Alves at Sunninghill, Berkshire, www.familysearch.org batch nos. P02042-1 and C03524-4. See separate entry for John Alves.

  3. For example, The Athenaeum Issue 615, 10/08/1839 p. 585 (available through Google Books).

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

Further Information

Wealth at death

Associated Claims (1)

£5,842 13s 2d

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Name partner
Alves, Steele & Harrison
West India merchant  

Relationships (3)

Son → Father
Business partners

Addresses (3)

Longstock, Hampshire, Wessex, England
39 Sackville Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
Hyde Cottage, Uxbridge Road, Shepherd's Bush, London, Middlesex, London, England