Alfred Latham Esq.

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Alfred Latham, Esq.

Birthplace: Camberwell, Greater London, UK
Death: July 01, 1885 (84)
Hanover Square, London, Greater London, UK (Cerebral thrombosis with aphasia and partial paralysis)
Place of Burial: Kensal Green, Kensal Green Cemetery
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Latham Esq. and Ann Latham
Husband of Frances Latham
Father of Frances Anne de Barros e Cunha; George Latham; William Latham KC; Ernest Latham; Alfred Pulsford Latham and 2 others
Brother of Anne Latham; Emma Latham; Arthur Latham; Charles Latham; John Latham and 3 others
Half brother of Elizabeth Jane Latham; Thomas Davenport Latham; James Latham; John Latham and Susanna Latham

Occupation: London Merchant and Banker. Arbuthnot Latham & Co, Arbuthnot Latham Bank. Govenor of the Bank of England
Managed by: Alain Latham
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About Alfred Latham Esq.

A London Merchant and Banker. Arbuthnot Latham & Co, Arbuthnot Latham Bank Director of the Bank of England 1838-1859.

Alfred Latham formed part of the intertwining of the Latham and Pulsford families. Alfred's father Thomas was in business with the Pulsford family as wine merchants in the 1790s and the will of Thomas Latham (1744-1818), dated 11/06/1818, mentions Robert Pulsford and [his son] William Pulsford. In 1833 Alfred Latham married Frances Pulsford of Wimpole Street and Linslade Manor Bucks, the daughter of William Pulsford the elder and sister of William Pulsford the younger and Robert Pulsford the younger (each of whom q.v). Alfred Latham was executor of the wills of both Robert Pulsford the elder and his son (Alfred's father-in-law) William Pulsford the elder.

Arbuthnot Latham was primarily oriented towards India and Asia trade, but David Lascelles history of Arbuthnot Latham, published in 2013, is candid that 'Latham and Pulsford...made their fortunes not from their wine business but from managing sugar plantations in the West Indies where they also owned slaves.' The claims for slave compensation arising from the Latham family business appear under Ann Latham (Thomas' widow and Alfred's mother) and Charles Latham (Alfred's brother), (both of whom q.v.).

Deputy Governor of the Bank of England 1859-1861. Governor of the Bank of England 1861-1863. Director of the Bank of England 1863-1878.

Shown as owning Hamilton estate in Nevis 1831 Slave registration.

Wealth at death: £191,020 13S 1D Occupation: Merchant and Banker Associated Claims (2): Jamaica St Thomas-in-the-East, Surrey 192 (Sunning Hill Estate) £2,921 16S 0D Awardee (Executor or executrix): Tobago 27 (Orange Valley) £952 1S 6D Awardee (Executor or executrix): Legacies Summary

Railway Investment Wilts, Somerset and Weymouth [1845203] £10000 Name partner: Arbuthnot Latham East India Merchant

Residence in 1836: Montague Place, Great St Helens Residence in 1841: Star & Garter Hotel, Petersham, Surrey (3 children at 23 Norfolk Street, Middlesex) Residence in 1851: 23 Norfolk Street, Hanover Square, Middlesex Residence in 1861: 23 Norfolk Street, London Residence in 1871: 23 Norfolk Street, Hanover Square, Middlesex Residence in 1881: 23 Norfolk Street, Hanover Square, Middlesex Death registered by Morton Latham (son)

Executors of Will: Morton Latham, William Latham & Charles Latham Gross Value of Estate: £191,620 (£17,215,315 in today's value 2011).

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Alfred Latham Esq.'s Timeline

March 13, 1801
Camberwell, Greater London, UK
Londres, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
September 7, 1835
December 9, 1836
London, England (United Kingdom)
August 20, 1839
London, England
April 29, 1840
July 25, 1843
Westminster, London, England
March 10, 1850
London, Greater London, UK