Samuel Dare

1793 - 1846

Claimant or beneficiary


Jamaican and then London lawyer, Master of the Court of Exchequer. Awarded shares in the compensation for the Ducketts Spring and Cambridge estates in St James Jamaica, which belonged to his wife's family and on which his wife was an annuitant. Virtually certainly the same as Samuel Dare 'of America' and 'of New York' who was the trustee of Emily James under St Catherine Nos. 420 and 421 and who was the claimant under Jamaica, St Catherine 555.

  1. It would appear that Samuel Dare and ‘Mrs Dare’ were those listed as arriving in New York on the ‘Orbit’ from Kingston, Jamaica, 8 July 1833. It should be noted that the age of 'Mrs Dare' is given as being 23. Whereas if she were born on 27 September 1806 as we have it in our entry for her (Josephine Dare) she would have been 26.

  2. Marriage 30/05/1826 in St James of Samuel Dare and Josephine Catherine Bonella Scarlett (b. 27/09/1806), the daughter of Philip Anglin Scarlett (1768-1823) and Bonella Bowen (1773-1808, the daughter of Joseph Bowen and Sabrina Lawrence) and niece of Sir James Scarlett (later Lord Abinger).

  3. Samuel Dare was one of two Solicitors to the Parish with William S. Grignon in St James 1824 and as an Attorney at Law in 1824 and 1839.   

  4. Will of Samuel Dare of [College Terrace] Islington [but late of Norfolk Crescent Paddington] proved 31/08/1846. The will was made in 1839 with an undated codicil attested to have been made in January 1846. He left his property to his wife subject to an annuity of £50 p.a. to his mother Mrs Mary Dare and a legacy of £50 to a cousin. He originally made his wife and her cousin The Hon. Robert Campbell Scarlett his executors, adding Robert Morris of the Exchequer in his undated codicil.

  5. Samuel Dare's widow Josephine Bonella Dare married Rev. Francis William Tremlett of Cambridge Terrace in February at St Johns Paddington 1849. Tremlett died 11/06/1913 at St Peter's Parsonage Belsize Park. He is identified by Amanda Foreman as the unofficial chaplain of the confederate Navy in Britain and the co-founder with Matthew Maury of the Society for Promoting the Cessation of Hostilities in America.  


 T71/873 St James Nos. 6 (Ducketts Spring, which belonged to his wife's paternal uncle and where Dare counterclaimed as the assignee of his wife's maternal grandparents) and 7 (Cambridge, where Dare counterclaimed in right of his wife and then jointly as annuitants).

  1. New York, U.S., Arriving Passenger and Crew Lists …[database on-line]

  2. Anglin and Scarlett Families, Descendants of Philip Anglin [accessed 17/01/2012].  

  3. PROB 11/2040/189.

  4. Jamaica Almanacs 1824, 1839.

  5., London, England Marriages and Banns 1754-1921 [database online]; National Probate Calendar 1913; Amanda Foreman, A World on Fire (Penguin edition 2011) pp. 589, 625, 673.

We are grateful to Benjamin King for his help with this entry.

Further Information

Josephine Catherine Bonella Dare later Tremlett (née Scarlett)

Associated Claims (5)

£128 15s 8d
Awardee (Trustee)
£136 13s 11d
Awardee (Trustee)
£224 5s 4d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£2,790 15s 0d
£2,001 10s 6d

Associated Estates (2)

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
1826 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Annuitant
1834 [EA] - → Not known

Relationships (3)

Husband → Wife
Assignee → Assignor
Notes →
Samuel Dare pursued the award for Duckett Spring as assignee of J.R. Bowen and his wife Sabina '£1000...1793' This had presumably been a legacy to the...
Son-in-law → Father-in-law

Addresses (3)

London, London, England
66 Newman Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
College Terrace, Islington, London, London, England
Notes →

Of College Terrace when he made his will in 1839.