William Hudson Heaven

1800 - 4th Mar 1883

Claimant or beneficiary


William Hudson Heaven, awarded the compensation for 4 estates (Ramble Pen, Silver Grove, Golden Grove and Bean's) under 6 awards in Hanover Jamaica as owner-in-fee.

  1. Shown as of Penridge House, Somerset and Beans, Jamaica when he married at Ashton, Somerset 16/04/1825 Cecilia Jane Grosett, the daughter of Rear Admiral Walter Grosett (the cousin of John Rock Grosett).

  2. William Hudson Heaven, son Thomas of Easton Co. Gloucester, matriculated Exeter 07/02/1817 aged 17; BA 1820. 1881 census William Hudson Heaven born Bristol widower aged 81 'Landowner and West India Planter' 'Paralytic'  living Millcombe Villa or the Villa, Lundy Island with son Hudson Grosett aged 55 unmarried, Priests' Order of Church of England without cure, born Pilton near Wells, and daughter Amelia Ann unmarried aged 47 born Walton in [Gordano?] Somersetshire. Death of William Hudson Heaven aged 83 registered Q2 Bideford Devon. Will of William Hudson Heaven who died 04/03/1883 late the Island of Lundy in the Bristol Channel proved 10/07/1883 by the Rev. Hudson Grosett Heaven of the said Island clerk the son one of the executors except as to Jamaica, personal estate £2614 7s 6d.    


Hanover Nos. 22, 24, 27, 97, 633 and 635

  1. Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette 28/04/1825.

  2. Ancestry.com, Oxford University Alumni, 1500-1886 [database online]. The same volume also has entries for: Hudson Grosett Heaven, 1st son William Hudson of Pilton Somerset, arm. Trinity College, matriculated 05/03/1846 aged 19; BA 1851, MA 1852, headmaster Taunton College School 1858-1864, vicar of Lundy Island North Devon 1886; William Walter Hope Hudson, 2nd son of William of Porridge [sic] Somerset arm., Trinity College, matriculated 21/05/1847 aged 18, BA 1852; 1881 census online; FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]; National Probate Calendar 1883.

We are grateful to Peter Selley for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
William H. Heaven
Cecilia Jane Grosett
Hudson Grosett; William Walter Hope; Amelia Ann
Wealth at death
£2,614 7S 6D
Oxford (Exeter) [1817-1820 ]

Associated Claims (6)

£2,506 11s 2d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£3,595 1s 5d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£3,674 19s 6d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£12 16s 2d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£31 0s 6d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£1,921 13s 2d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (4)

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
1831 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Country house
Millcombe [Built] 
notes →
William Hudson Heaven purchased Lundy for 9400 guineas in 1834 (often given as 1836) and built Millcombe Villa or House there in 1836....

Relationships (3)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Legatee → Testator
Notes →
Reportedly also...

Addresses (2)

Island of Lundy, Devon, Devon & Cornwall, England
Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England