Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
NameSylvanus BEVAN, 8464
FatherTimothy BEVAN , 8462 (1704-1786)
MotherElizabeth BARCLAY , 8477 (1714-)
FatherEdward WAKEFIELD , 862 (1715-1765)
MotherIsabella GIBBON , 865
FatherHenry KENDALL , 8587
ChildrenHenry , 8591
 Charles , 8592
 David , 8593 (1774-1846)
 Richard , 8594
Notes for Sylvanus BEVAN
Early partner in Barclays bank.


Born October 3 1743, Plough Court Pharmacy, Lombard Street, London. His parents were Timothy Bevan 1704-1786, and Elizabeth Barclay 1714-1745. In 1767 he joined his uncle James Barclay in banking. The firm became known as "Barclay, Bevan and Bening" in 1776, and later as "Barclay's Bank". He married Isabella Wakefield in April 10 1769. She was daughter of Edward and Isabella Wakefield who came from an old Westmorland Quaker family. Her father was a Mercer in Lad Lane (now Gresham Street), and resided in Kensington. She died of fever, aged 17, on November 17 1769.

Left £1,000.00 by uncle Silvanus II when he reached 23 years.

In 1783 bought Swallowfield, Berkshire, from John Dodd for 20,000 pounds. Sold the house in about 1788. The Bevan Griffin still remains over the mantelpiece in the hall (1923).

1789 bought Riddlesworth Hall, Harling, near Thetford in Norfolk.

1814 moved to House, Hungerford, Wiltshire. The house was sold to Alfred Huth in 1902 for 28,500 pounds and to a member of the Guinness family more recently.

He also had houses at 31 Gloucester Place, London and Collingwood House, 127 Marine Parade, Brighton.

Silvanus married, secondly, Louisa Kendall September 23 1773. She was the daughter of Henry Kendall, a banker, of Lincoln's Inn Fields. John Kendall and Louisa (Bevan) were the children of Henry's first marriage to Elizabeth. John married Honor Raper of Lotherton, Abberford in Yorkshire, and had three sons, one of whom was Henry Edward Kendall (1776-1875), the architect . The Esplanade and Tunnel, 1828-30, in Brighton, was designed with his son H.E. Kendall junior. Antony Dale attributes a number of Brighton houses to father and son (Dale 1947, pages 83; 98; 109). One of Henry Kendall's daughters married his pupil Lewis Cubitt (the architect), the youngest of the Cubitt brothers, who died in Brighton on 9th June 1883.

The marriage of Silvanus to Louisa caused him to leave the Society of Friends (the Quakers) and pobably cut him off from his immediate circle of relations and acquaintances. Although Silvanus was a banker by profession, he was also a sleeping partner in Barclay, Perkin's Brewery in Southwark. He eventually surrendered his share in that business to his sons Henry and Charles.

He had seven sons – David was the eldest and Richard the youngest.
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