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Re: Sir James ESDAILE, Lord Mayor of London
Posted by: John William Easdale Date: August 31, 2000 at 14:27:05
In Reply to: Re: Sir James ESDAILE, Lord Mayor of London by James William Esdaile of 101

Hi James

Please see message number 19 on message board.

I have printed (second edition) a Family tree Book that researches variations of the Esdaile/ Esdale/ Easdale (etc) name back to 1380.

Some details of the book are contained in that message.

I copied some info of the family you are concerned about, I have them grouped as Branch 05 and I have 892 seperate entries of people with that spelling going back to 1530; 383 of these entries are related to Sir James(1715).

Unfortunately, there seems to be some limitation when I paste the information onto this message board and sentences are broken into smaller parts and parts of the entry have seemed to disappear - STRANGE.

Anyway I hope what can be retreived will be of some help for the time being

If you require further info about my book then please e-mail me for more details.

Best wishes


#05# 1715.Ba              James Esdaile (Sir) poss. born in London Area; of a French
Protestant - Parents> Peter(1693) and poss. (1) Katherine (Mb1713) - Married (1)Elizabeth
Pate before 1740; Wife was born 16th January 1716/ 17 and had resided at St.Andrew,
Holborn, London the Daughter of William Pate; Wife(1) name usually given wrongly as
Jennings, was originally Rose of North Hill, but on succession her father changed it to Lady
Sloane whose first husband was C.L. Rose the Roses Fuller etc. of Rose Hill in Sussex, were
related to the famous Jamaican estate of Rose Hill belonging to brothers of the family; Some
of the pedigrees are wrong, confusing her with Elizabeth Jennings (nee Esdaile) a daughter
of James(1720) Esdaile of Beccles.        Elizabeth Pateís mother was by birth a
Rose, and her sister married John Serocold of London, younger son of a Serocold of Cherry
Hinton, Cambs., of that ancient family past generations originally seated in Lancashire - The
Roses (of Northants and Bedfordshire) had West Indian interests, and Rose Hall was a
famous Jamican estate; Perhaps Roseís Lime Juice is eventually a family product!.        The
Roses has West Indian property from the 17th century; The Uncle of John Rose of
Cotterstock was Speaker of Jamica. - George III, when Florida was a British Colony (1763 to
1783) presented many Englishmen with estates of varying size there - Sir James(1715) had
20,000 acres - one sees clearly that the family fortune was based a) on the colonies and b)
on the contract for making cartouches.        Married (2)Mary Mayor on 2nd November
1758 at Finsbury, London, England (Other information gives marriage date as 1748 at St.
Pauls Cathedral, London); Wife(2) was the daughter of John Mayor and Sarah Clenoe of the
family of Chesterfield Steven; Was born 1731 *PR - Wife(2) was only 17 when she married
Sir James(1715) in St.Paulís Cathedral in 1748, and she took on four motherless children
besides producing five of her own and rising to every public and private occasion - James
was a French Protestant, Father (or Gr

#05# 1720.Ba              James Esdaile poss. of London or Middlesex - Father>
Garret(1696) - Resided at St.Luke, Old Street, Middlesex and Beccles and later of
Hoddesdon, Herts., England - One of the trustees to the marriage settlement of his cousin Sir
James(1715) in 1748 - Married Mary Watkinson on 2nd November 1758 at St.Luke, Old
Street by Licence; Wife was born around 1735 - Wife Died on 14th January 1811 at Berners
Street, London - Died on 25th September 1805 at Hoddesdon (M) at Broxbourne, Herts.
*PCC Herts 694 *Ref:405 *Ref:406

#05# 1735.B 12 Jan.       Archibald Esdaile poss. of West Indies - Parents>
Archibald(1689) and Rebecca John (M=1729) - Mentioned in uncle John(1687) will in 1739 -
Married Aletta/ Allita de la Causay/ Consage Cousaye Phipps around 1760 (Other
information gives marriage date as 1763); Wife was born around 1743; Her Parents were
Joseph Phipps and Ann de la Cousay (believed to be of French origin); Her Father (Joseph
Phipps of St. Christopher who had a Sugar Plantation in the St. Paulís area of St. Kitts) Died
around 1744 leaving £1,000 to his daughter Aletta when she attained the age of 18 or at
marriage; Her father was brother to Sir Constance Phipps and second cousin to Earl
Mulgrave - Archibald was President of St. Kitts (from at least 1788) and Master in Chancery,
also Judge of Admiralty; Noted as the Honorable Archibald in 1790; Informed that Archibald
was 1st cousin to Sir James(1715) - Wife Died on 21st September 1800 at Bath, England
there is a Monumental Inscription at North West Porch (inner), Bath Abbey erected by her
son Richard(1767) ďNear this spot rest the remains of Mrs Aletta De La Cousaye Esdaile who
died 21st September 1800 aged 57 years. Through life she shone superior in the characters
of christian, wife, parent and friend. In the course of a protracted and afflicting illness she
ever shewed that patient resignation which Christianity alone can inspire, To be a testimony
to the comforts and consolations which result from the genuine practice of pure religion, To
preserve a memorial of her many virtures, To mark to her friends the sacred spot which
claims the tribute of respect and to perform the last act of Filial Piety"- Died on 25th
September 1796 and buried on 26th September from Palmetto Point (Other information
gives death date as 25th July 1796 and 1793); Archibald was a cousin of the Earl of
Malgrove (now Marquesses of Normandy) and died of gout as acting Commander in Chief of
the Leeward Islands (acting C. in C. from 3rd July 1796); Archibaldís tomb is beside other
Governors of the Islan

#05# 1740.B 29 Jan? Elizabeth Rose Esdaile poss. of London - Parents> James(1715) and
(1)Elizabeth Pate (Mb1740) - Died on 27th December 1742 and was Buried at Bunhill Fields,
age 2 years, 10 months and 29 Days.

#05# 1742.B ? Mar.        Rose Esdaile poss. of London - Parents> James(1715) and
Elizabeth Pate (Mb1740) - Died on 23rd April 1742 and was Buried at Bunhill Fields, age 6
weeks. *Ref:406

#05# 1743.B 04 Jun.        Peter John Esdaile of Great Gains, Upminster, Essex -
Parents> James(1715) and Elizabeth Pate (Mb1740) - Married Frances Humphries on 14th
January 1791 at Upminster; Wife was born around 1765 and daughter of William Humphries
of Llwyn, Co. Montgomery - Joined the Coopers Company of his Father and took up livery in
1767 and became an Assistant thirty years later - Wife Died on 25th August 1838 at Naples,
Italy and was buried at Upminster - Died 27th October 1817 and buried at Upminster [Essex
572]; Wife left all the leases of his estate at Bunhill Row for life; James(1780) was a tenant;
Also Peter's estate included "...a plantation called Rosehall Estate, Jamaica, with Slaves and
other appurtenances" - Informed there were no surviving issue *Ref:406 *Will & *Ref:654

#05# 1744.Ba              Louisa Esdaile poss. in London - Parents> James(1715) and
(1)Elizabeth Pate (Mb1741) - Married Sir Benjamin Hammet in 1765 at Upminster, a Knight;
Husband was born around 1736 and resided at Lombard Street, London and Castle Malywyn,
Wales; Occupation given as a Banker in the firm Esdaile, Hammet & Co.; He was Knighted
on 11th August 1786, was an MP. for Taunton from 1782 to 1800, an Alderman of Portsoken
Ward from 1785 to 1798, Sheriff of London from 1788/ 89 and elected to the Mayoralty in
1797 but declined, was a Master of the Haberdashers Company 1785/ 86 - Husband Died on
22nd July 1800 at Castle Malywyn - Died about 1825, Will dated 3rd August 1816 and proved
30th April 1825 (PCC 206, 1825), having had issue, one being James Esdaile Hammet who
was mentioned in John(1759) Will declaration - Informed they had 3 sons and 4 daughters
*Ref:406 *Ref:654 *Ref:666

#05# 1745.Ba              Ann Esdaile poss. of London, England - Parents>
James(1715) and (1)Elizabeth Pate (Mb1741) - Married (1) John Hopkins on 2nd September
1760 at Upminster; Husband resided at Britons, near Dagenham, Essex and was born
around 1684 the son of Samuel Hopkins - Married (2) Arthur Burdett (Captain) on 4th March
1776 at St.George, Hanover Square, Middlesex - Husband (1) Died on 15th November 1772
aged 88 and buried at Wimbledon, Surrey, England - Was living at Bella Villa, Co. Maas,
Ireland {Map230} in 1814; Was mentioned in brother John(1759) Will in 1814 - Informed
there was no issue. *Ref:406 *Ref:654 *Ref:664b *Ref:666

#05# 1753.B 01 Jan.        James Esdaile of New Place, Upminster, Essex - Parents>
James(1715) and (2)Mary Mayor (M=1748) - Married Susannah/ Lucy Hadfield on 28th
February 1775 at Manchester, Lancs.; Wife was born 5th April 1752 at Manchester the
daughter of John Hadfield of Manchester - Joined a Coopers Company and became
Liveryman along with Brother John(1759); Noted as of New Place, Upminster - Owned
property in the Parish of Hornchurch - Mentioned in brother John(1759) Will in 1814 as being
in Partnership with him - Wife Died on 25th November 1818 at Brighton, Sussex - Died on
16th January 1812 and was buried at Upminster [Essex 68] - Children= 1778, 80, 81, 83, 84,
86, 90 & 1792 *Ref:406 *Will & *Ref:654

#05# 1754.B 25 Jan.        Joseph Esdaile(Sir) of Cheshunt, Herts., England - Parents>
James(1715) and (2)Mary Mayor (M=1748) - Married Priscilla/ Penelope Wilkinson on 9th
November 1790 at St. Mary's, Marylebone Road, St. Marylebone, Middlesex; Wife baptised
on 15th July 1770 at St. Marylebone the daughter of John Wilkinson a Banker of Bond
Street, Middlesex - A Knight and banker, Silver Stick in Waiting to King George III and
Lieutenant in the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners; Around 1778 Joseph visited Paris, France
in search of his roots and property for his father - Knighted in 1801 - Mentioned in brother
John(1759) Will in 1814 as being in Partnership with him - Wife Died in 1826 at Chelmsford,
Essex and buried at Upminster; Buried in a vault of the Chapel of Upminster Church - Died
on 15th April 1835 at Jenner's Hill, Cheshunt; Joseph made his Will on 12th April 1835 and
was proved on 11th April 1837; The Will left everything to his executors (R.G.Thomas & R.
Winter who were husbands of Nieces Caroline(1795) and Louisa(1791)) as trustees to pay all
the income half yearly to Caroline(see James(1791) his daughter in law) for her own sole use
and benefit and not liable for any debts, agreements etc. of her Husband the Reverend
James(1791); Buried in a vault of the Chapel of Upminster Church.

#05# 1755.B 02 May Mary Esdaile poss. of London, England - Parents> James(1715) and
(2)Mary Mayor (M=1748) - Married George Stubbs on 7th August 1777 at Upminster,
England; Husband was born around 1738 and resided at Great George Street, Westminster
and Horwood Hall, Upminster; Husband was an Attorney at Law - Husband Died on 19th
August 1808 and was buried at Upminster - Died on 2nd August 1802 at Fulham, Middlesex
and buried at Upminster leaving issue of 1 son and 3 daughters. *Ref:406 *Ref:666

#05# 1758.B 06 Feb.        William Esdaile of London Area or Clapham Common,
Surrey - Banker - Parents> Sir James(1715) and (2)Mary Mayor (M=1748) *PR - Married
Elizabeth Jeffries on 16th March 1784 at St.Thomas', Southwark, Surrey; Wife was born
around 1752; only child of Edward Jeffries of Terhill House, Cheltenham, Gloucs.; Her
father was Treasurer of St. Thomas's Hospital before 1782 - Had 2 sons and 4 daughters -
Was 4th son of Sir James who was a Knight of Great Gains, Essex and Lord Mayor of
London - "William received a commercial education and was placed as a clerk in the Banking
House of Ladbrooke & Co.; In or about 1780 Sir James was induced by his Son-in-Law, Sir
Benjamin Hammet to found with him a new Banking Business and on it's formation William
transferred his services to the House of Esdaile, Hammet & Co. at 21 Lombard Street,
London.       William's son describes him in a private journal 'Last but not least in the
welfare of the concern came W. Esdaile, the man of Business; perched on a high stool he
was to be seen intent on the movements of the machine; hardly regarding those who came
to the partners office he was absorbed in his task; He had neither talent nor inclination for
conversation on general subjects and knew little or nothing of what was passing out of
banking hours'.       The Business prospered under his care and finding money at his command,
he widened the scope of his tastes and began to frequent sales of prints; His earlier
purchases were sparing and cheap, but distrusting his own judgment he engaged a
professional assistant, accompanied by whom he attended all the great auctions in London.
       Though prints formed the bulk of his collection, he also largely purchased, as opportunity
offered, Coins, China, Books and general miscellaneous items; Towards the last few years
of his life, when his mind was breaking up, he abandoned his usual caution and spent on a
large and sometimes reckless scale, greatly to the advantage of his collection, which was
considered one of the most valuable in Eng

#05# 1759.B 13 Dec.        John Esdaile poss. of London - Parents> James(1715) and
(2)Mary Mayor (M=1748) - Married Mary Humphries on 26th April 1791 at St.James, Bath,
Somerset; Mary was the daughter of William Humphries of Llwyn, Co. Montgomery and
sister to Frances Humphries wife of brother Peter(1743) - Joined a Coopers Company and
became Liveryman along with Brother James(1753) - During his life John resided at Harley
Street, Middlesex; Hornchurch, Essex; Cumberland Place, Middlesex; Leamington,
Warwicks and of Brussels, Belgium and latterly London - Wife Died on 20th October 1841 at
Ebelsberg, Austria - Died 17th November 1817 at Montague Street, Middlesex; Will states
that John was originally from Leamington and in 1814 when Will was made he resided in
London, a change to the Will on 29th August 1814 stated "going to reside out of England";
He refers to his leasehold estate in Harley Street, Cavendish Square and his interest in the
Newgate Market Estate and a debt of £8,000 due from the partnership of James(1753) and
Joseph(1754) Esdaile; Apart from annuities to Joseph(1754) and his half sister Mrs
Ann(1745) Burdett of Naas, Co. Kildare, everything went to his Wife, Mary, and then to his
daughter Marianne(1798) on attaining 21; It was also stated that if both died without issue
his bank-stocks and his shares were to go to the children of Thomas Hall of Cumberland
Street (one of the executors, trustees and joint guardians of Marianne(1798); Will registered
in 1818 [War. 17] - On the 29th January 1818 "...appeared James(1780) Esdaile of Bunhill
Row (assumed that this must be James(1780), as tenant of his Uncle Peter(1743) widow,
who had been left her husband's leases in Bunhill Row for life) and James Esdaile
Hammet(see Louisa(1744)) of Lombard Street and made oath that they knew John Esdaile,
formerly of Harley Street, afterwards of Hornchurch, Essex, then of Cumberland Place,
afterwards of Leamington and late of the city of Brussels etc., etc." (it is assumed that this
statement in needed because the te


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