John Peter Labouchere (1799-1863) was a partner in Williams, Deacon, Labouchere & Co from 1826 until his death in 1863. He lived at Bedford Hill House, Streatham (now Balham) with his 4 daughters, mother and 14 servants (Census 1841)
The house was between Ritherdon and Veronica Roads in Balham
John Peter Labouchere was born in London on 14 August 1799, the younger son of Pierre César Labouchere (1772-1839), a Hugenot banker who was a partner in the Amsterdam firm Hope & Co, and his wife Dorothy Elizabeth Baring, daughter of the London banker Sir Francis Baring.
At some point before 1831 John Peter Labouchere married Mary Louisa Du Pré, second daughter of the Hugenot James Du Pré of Wilton Park, Buckinghamshire. They had six daughters and three sons together. Their eldest son, Henry du Pré Labouchere (1831-1912), went on to become an MP and journalist, owner of the periodical Truth, and a man described by Queen Victoria as ‘that horrible lying Labouchere’. The family lived at Broome Hall in Capel near Dorking, Surrey.
(Source: RBS Heritage Hub)
Image 1: Henry Labouchere, Baron Taunton; John Labouchere
by Charles Wentworth Wass, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, (1811)
(National Portrait Gallery D40823)
Image 2 1841 Census :Bedford Hill House, Streatham