Martial Lawrence Welch

1779 - 9th Sep 1864

Claimant or beneficiary


Born in the West Indies, but in Britain by at least the early 1820s and probably by 1803, awarded the compensation for 52 enslaved people on Dominica.

  1. Born c. 1779. Married Elizabeth Laura Roberts St Mary Ealing 28/10/1803. In 1851 he was a widower living 'landed proprietor' aged 72 at 13 Wyndham Place Bryanston Square with daughters Eliza 40 and Harriet 30 both born Marylebone. In 1861 Martial L Welch was still living at Wyndham Place aged 86 'civil service superannuated', born Dominica West Indies, blind, with two daughters Eliza Ann and Harriet. Other identifiable children were Edward Barre Roberts Welch, Montague Stuart Welch, Frances Anne Laura Welch and Arthur Henry Welsh [sic]. He left less than £100 on his death at Wyndham Place in 1864.

  2. In 1823, Martial Laurence [sic] Welch ('I live in Wentworth [sic] Place, Bryanstone Square') , testified at the Old Bailey trial of Jarvis Streeter, a former servant, who was sentenced to 7 years transportation for stealing from Welch.

  3. Martial Lawrence Welch served as Auditor of the Medical Invalid and General Insurance Co. (q.v.) at least 1848-1852.

  4. [Death] in Wyndham Place, Bryanston Sq London, Laura, the wife of Martial Lawrence Welch Esq.


Dominica no. 513.  Martial Lawrence Welch collected compensation for slave-owners resident in Dominica under nos. 528, 244-5, and 229. T71/1609 letter 28/2/1837 letter from M. Welch 13 Wyndham Place re compensation paid on Dominica nos. 36, 38 & 535.

  1. 1851 census online; London England Marriages and Banns 1754-1921; London England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1538-1812; London England Births and Baptisms 1813-1906; National Probate Calendar 1864.

  2. Old Bailey Sessions t18231203-15.

  3. House of Commons Papers 23 January - 11 July 1821 XIV (558) Exchequer Establishments.

4.. Times 27/4/1842 Deaths.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Martial Lawrence Welsh
Elizabeth Laura Roberts
Eliza; Harret; Edward Barre Roberts; Montague; Frances Anne Laura; Arthur Henry
Wealth at death
Civil Servant

Associated Claims (1)

£1,071 3s 4d

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

notes →
Offered himself for re-election as Auditor of the Medical Invalid and General Insurance Co. 1848, 1852...

Relationships (1)

Trustee → Testator

Addresses (2)

13 Wyndham Place, London, Middlesex, London, England
Wentworth Place, Bryanston Square, London, Middlesex, London, England