John Wells junior

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Partner in the London banking firm of Whitmore, Wells and Whitmore (q.v.) which failed in 1841.

  1. Born 03/08/1803 and baptised 01/06/1804 at St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney, East London. Parents were John Wells (q.v.), a banker and politician, and Esther, daughter of John Puget, a banker.

  2. Married Julia Cooke, 07/06/1832 at St George's Hanover Square. In 1841 he was living at Widmore, Bromley, Kent, age 37, Banker, with his wife Julia, 29, children Julia 6, Frances 5, Margaret 3, Vincent 1 and Ernest 3 months, 8 female servants and 2 male servants. In 1851 he was living at Southborough Lodge, Bromley, Kent, age 45, "Landed Proprietor & Magistrate", with wife Julia, children Horatio 5 and Eleanor 11 months, 7 female servants and 1 male servant.

  3. John and Julia had at least 10 children, Julia (1833-), John Campion (1834-), Frances Anne (1835-), Margaret (1838=), Vincent (1840-), Ernest (1841-), Josephine (1842-), Horatio (1845-), Eleanor (1850-), and Caroline Sibella (dates unknown) .

  4. "[Death" On the 4th inst., at St Leonards-on-Sea, John Joseph Wells, Esq., of Southborough-lodge, Kent, aged 54."


  1., London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online]. See separate entry for his father John Wells (q.v.).

  2., London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]. 1841 census online; 1851 census online.

  3. Births of Margaret, Frances Anne, Josephine and Ernest see www.familysearch batch no. C02210-9; for Horatio see www.familysearch batch no. C14754-2; for John Campion see www.familysearch batch no. C02189-4; for Julia see www.familysearch batch no. C16542-1. Eleanor and Vincent are on, England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915 [database online]. No sign of a birth record for Caroline Sibella but on 03/02/1874, Caroline Sibella, 4th daughter of the late J.J. Wells of Southborough, Kent, married Frederick Anthony Wallroth (Joseph Foster, Men-at-the-bar: a biographical hand-list of the members of the various Inns of Court, including Her Majesty's Judges, etc. (2nd ed., London and Aylesbury, 1885) p. 488). Caroline Sibella Wallroth died in 1929 age 81, suggesting a birth date c. 1848 (FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]).

  4. Morning Chronicle 13/11/1858 p. 8.

We are grateful to Sue Castle-Henry for her assistance in compiling this entry.

Further Information

Julia Cooke
Julia (1833-), John Campion (1834-), Frances Anne (1835-), Margaret (1838=), Vincent (1840-), Ernest (1841-), Josephine (1842-), Horatio (1845-), Eleanor (1850-), Caroline Sibella

Associated Claims (6)

£479 19s 4d
£600 8s 8d
£509 14s 5d
£137 16s 9d
£324 14s 0d
£553 19s 5d

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Other partner

Relationships (1)

Son → Father

Addresses (2)

Widmore, Bromley, Kent, London, England
Southborough Lodge, Bromley, Kent, London, England