Rev. George Watson Askew

1799 - 1831


Rev. George Watson Askew, resident clergyman, dying in 1831 at St Thomas-in-the-Vale, Jamaica. He had purchased enslaved people in St Andrew with John Nicol between 1829 and 1832, and these enslaved people might have been the subject of the compensation award to John Nicol and Sarah Askew on Springfield in St Thomas-in-the-Vale Jamaica. In 1831 the Rev. George Watson Askew was shown against Greenwich Park in the Lowland District of St Andrew.

  1. Son of Christopher Askew of Kendal, Westmoreland gent. Matriculated Queen's College Oxford 09/06/1819 aged 19. Died 27/10/1831. Will of Rev. George Watson Askew Clerk of St Thomas-in-the-Vale Jamaica proved 16/11/1832.


T71/855 St Thomas-in-the-Vale no. 225; Slave Registers 1829 St Andrew A-F shows Geo. W. Askew; Jamaica Almanac 1831.

  1., Oxford University Alumni, 1500-1886 [database online]; Monumental Inscriptions; PROB 11/1807/185.

Further Information


PROB 11/1807/185 - precis.

George Watson Askew of Springfield in the parish of St Thomas-in-the-Vale, Jamaica.

All my estate, real and personal, in Jamaica or elsewhere, to my dear wife Sarah Askew for life and immediately after her decease the same to my son-in-law William Thurmann Parke, the only surviving child of my dear wife by her former husband.

My wife Sarah to be sole executrix.

Signed at Kingston, Jamaica, 14/08/1830.

Sworn in Jamaica 04/11/1831.

Proved in London 16/11/1832.

Oxford (Queen's) [1819 ]
Church of England

Associated Claims (1)

£681 8s 11d
Other association

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
1829 [EA] - → Tenant-in-common
1829 [EA] - → Joint owner

Relationships (6)

Husband → Wife
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law
Other relatives
Notes →
Their wives were...
Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Son-in-law → Mother-in-law