1788 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lady Sophia Burrell

Anonymous, Obituary for Sir Charles Raymond; Gentleman's Magazine 58 (August, September 1788) 758, 834.



24 August. At Highland-house, near Ilford, Essex, Sir Cha. Raymond, bart. banker. This gentleman is supposed to have died worth 200,000. He was created a baronet in 1774, with remainder to the issue of Wm. Burrell, esq. who married his only daughter....

Sir Charles Raymond has left two daughters: Sophia, married to Wm. Burrell, LL.D. commissioner of the excise, (nephew to the late Sir Merrick B. bart. and uncle to Sir Peter B. knt. and bart.) to whom, and his heirs male, by Sir Charles's daughter, the baronetage was limited; and another, married to Henry Boulton, esq. of Leatherhead, co. Surrey, of which county he was sherrif in 1782. — Sir Charles has left his whole fortune equally between the two ladies, independent of their husbands, and afterwards to their children. Sir Wm. Burrell's eldest son is to have 400 per annum on coming of age, and then takes the name of Raymond. Sir Wm. Burrell and Mr. Boulton are executors, with 50 apiece for their trouble. — Sir Charles's property may amount in the whole to 150,000 though he had met with a great loss just before his death in consequence of his having imprudently suffered himself to be exhibited to the world as partner in the banking-house of Allen, of Manchester, and being therefore answerable for the payment of their debts.