Charlotte Augusta Amelia Howard (née Bolton)

1799 - 13th Mar 1875

Claimant or beneficiary


Part-owner of Upper Diamond Estate in St Vincent and owner of a reversionary interest in the estate following the death of her brother-in-law Richard Worthington Roberts (q.v.), whose wife Sophia Mary (nee Bolton) had died c. 1832.

  1. Youngest daughter of Sir George Bolton (q.v.) and his wife Catherine. Her father was a tutor to the daughters of George III and invented the gun-lock. It appears that he came to own the Diamond estate through his wife's father: he made at least one trip to the West Indies, in 1799.

  2. Charlotte married Thomas Wallis 30/03/1816 and was divorced by him in 1828 following her adultery with Thomas Birkett. Remarried, to Frank Howard (q.v.), 19/12/1833.

  3. Died 13/03/1875 at Whitchurch, Buckinghamshire, age 76. Will proved 03/07/1875 by Alfred Hill of 270 Hagley-road, Edgbaston in the Borough of Birmingham in the County of Warwick Esquire, the sole executor. Effects under £200.

  4. Sir George Bolton as the 'owner' of Dido, 'a female negro belonging to Sir George Bolton' who was buried at Tidenham Gloucestershire 24/11/1805, is the subject of a brief note, In search of Dido, which reveals nothing about Dido but contains details of Sir George Bolton's ownership of the Upper Diamond estate.


T71/892 St Vincent claim nos. 503 and 511 (Upper Diamond).

  1. Gentleman's Magazine, Vol. 119, p. 370, April 1816. Anita McConnell, ‘Bolton, Sir George (fl. 1790–1799)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004) available at [accessed 10/07/2012].

  2. House of Lords Journal, Vol. 62, pp. 248-252, Wallis's Divorce Bill., London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online].

  3. FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]. National Probate Calendar 1875.

  4. In search of Dido (2007) at [accessed 10/07/2012].

Further Information

Maiden Name
(1) Thomas Wallis (2) Frank Howard

Will proved 03/07/1875 by Alfred Hill of 270 Hagley-road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, the sole executor.

Wealth at death

Associated Claims (2)

£996 3s 4d
£368 11s 8d

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
1807 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Heir

Relationships (3)

Daughter → Father
Daughter → Mother
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law

Addresses (2)

Whitchurch, Buckinghamshire, West Midlands, England
34 Park Place, Regents Park, London, Middlesex, London, England