William Hepburn junior

???? - 25th Jan 1846

Claimant or beneficiary


Counterclaimed and then withdrew as judgement creditor on Spring estate on St Vincent, the compensation for which went to trustees for among others Harriet Hill as herself trustee of Henrietta Mary Johnston Hill, presumably her daughter. Under the will of Robert Gordon of St Vincent, Robert Gordon left 1s to his nephew William Hepburn sen., and a share of the Grove estate to his great-nephew William Hepburn jun. Harriet Hill was the great-niece and heir of Robert Gordon of St Vincent. Conceivably the same William Hepburn as the awardee of the compensation for nine enslaved people in Castries, St Lucia. LBS has not fully untangled the Hepburn family of St Vincent, but is inclined to believe that there were three William Hepburns (1) the man whose will was proven in 1814 (2) William Hepburn senior (husband of Henrietta Neale Hepburn (q.v.)), who was alive when Robert Gordon made his will in 1828 and (3) William Hepburn jun., who died in 1846.

  1. Will of William Hepburn of Clifton proved 11/2/1846: he left everything to his wife Jemima. There is a memorial to Wiliam Hepburn in Clifton parish church, 'of the Island of St Vincent who departed this life January 25th 1846 [at Clifton].' 'Also in affectionate memory of H. G. Hill who died 5th July 1859.' Also Jemima, relict of William Hepburn, died at Leamington 4th May 1867.' Jemima Hepburn left £10,000 on her death.


St Vincent no. 645, which shows him as of 17 Belle Vue Clifton; St Lucia no. 417.

  1. PROB 11/2031; Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919), Vol. 3 p. 43. H.G. Hill probably refers to William Hepburn's daughter Harriet Gordon, who married John Hill (and whom LBS has conclude was the same woman as Henrietta Gordon Hill shown as the awardee under St Vincent no. 352); National Probate Calendar 1867.

Further Information

Harriet; William jun.

Associated Claims (1)

£2,003 14s 11d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual)

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
1817 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Joint owner
1812 [EA] - 1812 [LA] → Buyer

In 1812 Petrie, Campbell and Robertson conveyed the estate to William Hepburn for £500 upfront and a mortgage of some £4900: Hepburn assigned the estate in trust as security for his mortgage to John Browne of Lothbury.

Relationships (3)

Great-nephew → Great-uncle
Notes →
Robert Gordon left 1s to his nephew William Hepburn and a share in his estate to his great nephew William Hepburn jun.....
Brother → Sister
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Inferred by...
Son → Mother
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Inferred by...

Addresses (1)

17 Bellevue, Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England