Sir William Kay

1777 - 1850

Claimant or beneficiary


London banker, partner in Price, Marryat (q.v.), who claimed with his partners apparently unsuccessfully as judgement creditors against the 1/6th interest held by Philip Browne (q.v.) in a group of enslaved people on the Morant estate in St Thomas-in-the-East, Jamaica.

  1. Will of Sir William Kay of Mortlake Surrey proved 16/11/1850.

  2. Philip Browne appears to have been resident in Jamaica at least in the 1830s. The correspondence of Henry Lord Willoughby de Broke includes a letter from Philip Browne Morant Estate dated 26/01/1834 containing 'General and naval news'. The 1839 Jamaica Almanac shows Philip Browne as a vestryman in St Thomas-in-the-East and Philip Browne RN as Harbourmaster for Port Morant. There is a stong naval and military thread running through the various awardees for St Thomas No. 507, as well as Irish linkages, but the unifying theme has not yet been established.


T71/867 St Thomas-in-the-East no. 507

  1. PROB 11/2122/244

  2. Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive, Verney (Lords Willoughby de Broke) of Compton Verney DR 98/1655/54.

Further Information


Associated Claims (1)

£4,184 0s 1d
Unsuccessful claimant (Judgement creditor)

Addresses (1)

Mortlake, Surrey, London, England