Richard Brickdale Ward

1778 - 1853

Claimant or beneficiary


Solicitor in Bristol, trustee and mortgagee with Jeremiah Osborne (q.v.) on the Hope estate in St Vincent.

  1. Married Jane Vie Ridout 27/02/1812 at Bristol; in 1851 Richard Brickdale Ward retired solicitor born Bristol St Augustine was living at 8 Down (or Downside ) House with daughter Elizabeth Emily aged 22, sister-in-law Mary Randolph Ridout (aged 61) and a nephew, a civil engineer; will of Richard Brickdale Ward gentleman of Bristol Gloucestershire proved 19/05/1853.

  2. In 1821, N. Bassnett Cropper wrote from St Vincent to Richard B. Ward enclosing a copy of the will of Francis William Ward, who had recently died, leaving his estate to his wife Catherine, with his executors being Nathaniel Bassnett Cropper, his brother Richard Brickdale Ward and his wife Catherine. Cropper's cover note said that 'the Estate having furnished every thing in the household line' Francis William Ward left little of his own property, 40 sheep, 6 or 7 horned cattle and three negroes ('these last by island law are are real estate'), 'which you will no doubt find advantageous to take at an appraised value for the benefit of the Hope estate.' A Mr Harris had stepped in to oversee the Hope estate. It could be inferred that Francis William Ward was until his death manager of the Hope estate on behalf of his brother. Catherine Ward returned to Britain after her husband's death and was in Bristol in August 1821 and in London to prove the will with Richard Brickdale Ward in September 1821.


T71/892 St Vincent No. 572.

  1., England and Wales, Marriages and Banns, 1538-1940 [database online]; 1851 census online; PROB 11/2173. Children are from, England and Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906 [database online] except Elizabeth Emily (from the 1851 census); Richard Brickdale Ward's date of birth is estimated from the 1851 census.

  2. Will of Francis William Ward of St Vincent proved 05/09/1821 PROB 11/1648/41.

Further Information

Jane Vie Ridout
Richard (1813-), Francis Ridout (1816-), Mary Jane (1817-), Elizabeth Emily (1829-)

Associated Claims (1)

£2,425 10s 10d

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Railway Investment
Portbury Pier and Railway [1846427]  

Addresses (2)

Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
Down Side House, Downside Road, Westbury, Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England