Sir Rose Price 1st Bart.

21st Nov 1768 - 24th Sep 1834

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for the Spring Garden estate in St John's Jamaica. Rose Price's executors were awarded the compensation for the main family estate, Worthy Park, and for Mickleton Pen: they included Charles Chetwynd-Talbot, 2nd Earl Talbot (q.v.), who had married Rose Price's wife’s sister, Frances Thomasine Lambart (1785-1819).

  1. Son of John Price and Elizabeth Williams Brammer. He married Elizabeth Lambart, daughter of Charles Lambart and Frances Dutton, in 1795. He acquired the title of 1st Baronet Price, of Trengwainton in 1815.

    Children: Jane Frances (1819-19 Aug 1903); Louisa Douglas (1815-18 Dec 1881); Elizabeth Mary (1805-4 July 1843); Charlotte (1806-25 Oct 1868); Rose Lambart (4 Jul 1799-15 Jan 1826); Sir Charles Dutton (7 Dec 1800-18 May 1872); Captain Francis (11 Mar 1804-14 Sep 1863); John (21 Oct 1808-27 Mar 1857); George (10 Apr 1812-29 Sep 1890); Thomas (3 Nov 1817-1865)

  2. Following Rose Price's death in 1834, the Worthy Park estate - which had been in the possession of the family for 'very nearly 200 years' (Select Committee, p. 45) - was carried on by the trustees and Rose Price's executors from 1835 until December 1840, when Price's son, Thomas, took possession of it. (Select Committee, p. 58) His evidence to the Select Committee details the economic difficulties the estate was in during the 1840s.

  3. Will of Sir Rose Price of [Trengwainton in the parish of] Madron Cornwall proved 24/11/1834. In the will he asked that his coffin not be nailed shut for 4 days after his death. He left his eldest son Charles Dutton Price one shilling 'which is more than his base and unnatural conduct towards me and my family deserve.' He left the plantation books for the Jamaican estates to his son Francis Price and then to his other sons. He had in 1816 charged £10,000 for his daughters and younger sons on his Jamaican estates, over and above the provision of his marriage settlement. In a series of Tables he delineated: by name, the 39 enslaved people whom he had bought for Worthy Park between 1797 and 1807, together with their 22 surviving progeny; by name, the 115 enslaved people he had bought from Arthur's Seat in 1830 plus further 12 bought subsequently; and a number of musical instruments and books.


T71/853 St Dorothy claim no. 127. T71/854 St John claim no. 64A (Worthy Park); T71/855 St Thomas-in-the-Vale claim no. 321A (Mickleton Pen). Considerdarable detail on Sir Rose Price as a slave-owner is given in Michael Craton and James Walvin, A Jamaican Plantation: the history of Worthy Park 1670-1970 (1970).

  1. The Peerage

  2. Evidence to the Select Committee on Sugar and Coffee Planting, 3rd Report, PP1847-48 (167) XXIII Pt. I, pp. 45-76; see also the evidence (pp. 76-7) of Lord Viscount Ingestre MP, a co-trustee of Worthy Park, who was very critical of the conduct of Thomas Price's brother, George.

  3. PROB 11/1839/55.

We are grateful to William Norton for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Sir Rose Price
Elizabeth Lambart
4 daughters, 6 sons

PROB 11/1839/55 - precis.


Associated Claims (2)

£1,662 0s 5d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£3,579 3s 2d
Previous owner

Associated Estates (7)

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
1830 [EA] - → Not known
1797 [SY] - 1834 [EY] → Owner
1817 [EA] - → Owner
1797 [SY] - 24/09/1834 [ED] → Owner
1817 [EA] - → Owner
1797 [SY] - 24/09/1834 [ED] → Owner
1797 [SY] - 1834 [EY] → Tenant-for-life

The estate was entailed under the will of John Price of Penzance the younger to his only son Rose Price and then to the latter's male offspring, then his daughters, in default of whom to Henry Archbould of Jamaica, the first cousin of John Price the younger.

Legacies Summary

Historical (1)

Pledges on Colonial Slavery, to Candidates for Seats in Parliament, Rightly... 1832 
notes →
Anti-abolition pamphlet expressing 'the plantocratic point of view', summarised in Craton & Walvin A Jamaican Plantation pp....

Physical (1)

Country house
Trengwainton [Built] 
description →
Sir Rose Price purchased the Trengwainton estate in 1813, and rebuilt the house and laid out pleasure gardens between 1813 and 1817. The house was reportedly sold to his mortgagees in 1834. The...

Relationships (3)

Beneficiary of Trust → Trustee
Notes →
The two men had married...
Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Trengwainton, Penzance, Cornwall, Devon & Cornwall, England