Brouncker, Henry, 1707-1769

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Brouncker, Henry, 1707-1769

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BROUNCKER, HENRY, son of Francis Brouncker, Monmouth Street, Westminster; b. 18 Jul 1707; adm. Jan 1717/8; in under school list 1721; apprenticed to John Swinnerton, Lincoln’s Inn, attorney, 7 Dec 1721; adm. solicitor 7 Dec 1730, and adm. attorney 4 Nov 1750; Deputy Collector of St. Kitts, West Indies, 1736; m. 1st, 8 Nov 1758 Elizabeth, widow of John Orton, and dau. of Charles Payne, St. Kitts; m. 2nd, 1761 Susannah, dau. of Lewis Feuilleteau, St. Kitts; d. 4 Jul 1769.


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Slave-owner in St Kitts. His will records his bequeathal of enslaved people to his wife: 'He also gave her £200 immediately and the 'negro woman called Bess who usually waits upon her and five other enslaved people to be chosen by his widow.'

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International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) 2nd edition



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Prepared for import into AtoM by Westminster School Archive staff, 2019-2020
Revised by Bethany Duck, Archive Assistant, September 2020




Supplementary information drawn from UCL's Legacies of British Slave-ownership database. Entry URL:

Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.

The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.

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