John Leach Panter – events in the life of

John Leach Panter
John Leach Panter

Principal Events in the life of JOHN LEACH PANTER, ESQ. 

John Leach Panter
John Leach Panter

Parents
John was the 3rd child of William and Ann Panter (nee Leach)

Born
30th April 1778 at Peckham, Surrey [A][B]

Schools
Age 4 – 7 : Mr Jephthson’s School, Camberwell, 1782-85 [B]
Age 7 – 14.5 : Mr Rawe’s School, Bromley 1785-92 [B]

Occupation
1. Clerk with London Tea-broker 1793
2. Clerk to Commissary of Accounts, West Indies, 1796
2nd- then 1st Assistant Commissary of Accounts in West Indies 1797
Acting Commissary of Accounts 1797

Returned to England 1799
Appointed Secretary to West India Commission 1801  [B]
Returned to West Indies 1802
Returned to England 1805, becoming secretary to Home Board of the W.I. Commissary of Account
3. Civil Service in London as “Commissioner of Roads and Sewers”
H.M. Justice in Commission of Sewers in City of Westminster (c) 1820
4 Retired in 1855 to “Marsden” Whitchurch Herefordshire

Married
14th October 1801 at Totteridge to Sarah Downes, 5th child of Peter and Elizabeth Downes of Shrigley Hall, Cheshire and Coppred Hall, Totteridge, Herts. She was born 1773, died 1854 at New Court, Marstow, Whitchurch and was buried at Ganarew. [B]

Children –
1. Edward b.1803 in Barbados, d. 1804 in infancy
2. Emily Sarah b. 1805 at Paddington, d. (in old age)
3. Maria b.1807 in London, d.1807 in infancy
4. Frederick Downes b 1809 at Fulham, d.1878
5. Louisa b. Dec. 1809 at Fulham, d. 1893
6. John Edward b. 1811 at Fulham, d. 1878
7. Sara Maria b 1813 at Fulham, d. 1901

Jubilee gathering of family on 14th October 1851 depicted in the family painting.

Lived after Marriage  [B]
In West Indies till 1805, then apartments at Paddington Green
1806 – At 2 Park Street, Grosvenor Sq. London
1808 to 1055 – North End Lodge, Fulham, London
1853 – Sarah, being ill, went to live with daughter Louisa Brown at Whitchurch. Herefordshire (and died there in 1854)
1855 to 1858 – Marsden (later “The Clock House”) Whitchurch, Herefordshire.

Died
10th April 1853 at Whitchurch. Tomb in Ganarew Churchyard. [A]

 

Sources

[A]. Panter Family Bible
[B]. J.L.P. Memoirs & Appendix