Rev. James Ellice

1787 - 5th Jun 1856

Claimant or beneficiary


Rev. James Ellice of Clothall Rectory, awarded the compensation with Vere Fane and the Rev. Henry Chaplin as mortgagees of Clark's Court in Grenada.  

There is no clear path to mortgagee status: Fane and the two Reverends may have been trustees. Caroline Horatia Ellice, probably the Rev. James Ellice's niece and daughter of William Ellice, had married the Rev. Henry Chaplin in 1834.

  1. Rev. James Ellice, son of Alexander of St James Westminster, matriculated University College Oxford 29/10/1804 aged 17; BA 1808; MA 1811; Rector of Alston 1815 and Rector of Clothall 1816 died 05/06/1856.

  2. Probably the son of Alexander Ellice who died in 1805 at Bath leaving £175,000, an American and West Indian merchant of Phyn Ellice & Co., and if so then the brother of Edward Ellice (q.v.),, Russell Ellice (q.v.) etc. James Ellice appears after legacies to five other sons and three daughters named in the 'will' of Alexander Ellice proved 04/12/1805, as the legatee of the advowsons of Watton and Aston [sic] and monetary assets up to a total assigned value of 40,000.


T71/880 Grenada No. 466 (the name of the estate was identified from T71/1229).

  1. CCEd [database online] Person ID 1814. The detail shows him as Rector of Watton otherwise Watton at Stone 1814-5.

  2. William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? A biographical dictionary of British wealth-holders Volume One 1809-1839 (London, Social Affairs Unit, 2009) 1811/2 Alexander Ellice.

Further Information

Oxford (University College) [1804-1808 ]
Church of England

Associated Claims (2)

£13,823 6s 5d
Unsuccessful claimant (Mortgagee)
£6,388 9s 10d

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Railway Investment
Cambridge and Oxford Cambridge and Oxford [184668]  
Railway Investment
London and York [1845119]  

Relationships (1)

Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Clothall Rectory, Clothall, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, South-east England, England