|Authorised form of name||Anderdon; John Proctor (c1761 - 1846); merchant|
|Dates||c1761 - 1846 |
|Place of death||Ramsgate, Kent, England, United Kingdom, Europe |
|Date of death||30 November 1846|
|Dates and places||Baptism: |
15 October 1760
St Lawrence, Ramsgate, Kent, England, United Kingdom, Europe
|Occupation||Merchant; lawyer; collector; plantation and slave owner|
Partner, Manning & Anderdon, the family mercantile firm (1794-1816); retired 1816; after retirement became an art collector and ammassed a significant collection which was sold by Christies in 1847 and 1851; Deputy Lieutenant, Hampshire (1820)
|Date of election||23/05/1811|
|Age at election||50|
|Relationships||Parents: Ferdinando Anderdon and Mary Hobart|
Married: 1) Anne Oliver; 2) Mary Hannah Casamajor
Children: incl. John Lavicount Anderdon; William Manning Anderdon
Additional relatives: father-in-law Justinian Casamajor
|General context||Aside from his extensive art collection, Anderdon's library was also sold in 1847 and included manuscript letters by Anna Maria van Schurman and Contantijn Huygens. He was not particularly active in the Royal Society's work after his election. |
The family mercantile company, Manning & Anderdon, owned sugar plantations in the Caribbean, which used enslaved people for labour. Following the Slavery Abolition Act 1833, Anderdon claimed compensation for enslaved people at his Seaforths estate in Antigua [Waladli or Wadadli]. In 1835, he was compensated for his claim for over £2,400 on 180 enslaved people.
Bulloch's Roll; UCL LBS; 'Landed Families of Britain and Ireland'
The Literary panorama, Volume 11, Issue 1812
'John Proctor Anderdon', Legacies of British Slave-ownership database, http://wwwdepts-live.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/person/view/926 [accessed 23rd June 2020].
|Virtual International Authority File||http://viaf.org/viaf/1951150325570310090005 |
|Royal Society code||NA2626|
Archives associated with this Fellow
|EC/1811/08||Anderdon, John Proctor: certificate of election to the Royal Society|