John Stevenson Salt

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John Stevenson Salt
Born 1777
Died 16 August 1845
Children Ten, including William Salt
Relatives Sir Thomas Salt Bt. MP (grandson)

John Stevenson Salt (1777 – 16 August 1845)[1] was an English barrister, banker and land owner.

He was the son of Thomas Salt (died 1788) of Rugeley, Staffordshire. He married in 1800 Sarah Stevenson, granddaughter of William Stevenson, founder in 1737 of Stevenson's Bank in Stafford. The bank was established at Cheapside, London in 1788. Salt became a partner in the bank, which in 1801 was renamed Stevenson and Salt. In 1867 it merged with Bosanquet & Co and later with Lloyds Banking Company.

He owned estates at Weeping Cross, Stafford where in 1813 he built the White House, and at Standon Hall, Staffordshire. He served as High Sheriff of Staffordshire in 1838.

His ten children included:

  • Thomas Salt (b 1791) his heir, who replaced the White House with a new mansion, Baswich House, built in 1850 (and demolished in March 2009). His son was Sir Thomas Salt Bt. MP.
  • William Salt (1808–1863), banker and antiquarian, after whom the William Salt Library at Stafford is named.
  • Rev Joseph Salt (1810–1862), Rector of Standon, Staffordshire from 1845.


  1. ^ "Died". Morning Post. London, England. 18 August 1845. p. 8. Retrieved 2014-08-12 – via The British Newspaper Archive. [Entire para.] On the 16th inst., at his residence, No. 9, Russell-square, John Stevenson Salt, Esq., aged 70. 
  • Handbook of London Bankers Frederick G Price (1970) p 17. Google Books.
  • A Survey of Staffordshire, containing the Antiquities of that County Sampson and Erdeswick (1829) p99. Google Books.
Honorary titles
Preceded by
George Thomas Whitgreave
High Sheriff of Staffordshire
Succeeded by
William Moore