Melchior Graham

???? - 1832


Owner of enslaved people in Trelawny Jamaica until his sale of them c. 1823 to the Hankeys. Resident planter but apparently dying in Ireland c. 1832.

  1. Will of Melchior Graham of County Cork written 04/04/1825 and proved 16/03/1832. He left everything to his sister Susanna Wall otherwise Graham, wife of Mr James Wall of Castletown Roche, subject to £50 p.a. to his natural son James Graham. The baptism of James Graham, son of Melchior Graham ('Planter') and Elizabeth Graham of Chelsea was registered at St John Evangelist 07/04/1832, with a note to say that he had been born in Jamaica in September 1812.


Slave Registers 1817 Trelawny M-O; Slave Registers 1823 Trelawny.

  1. PROB 11/1797/91;, London, England, Births and Baptisms 1813-1906 [database online]

Further Information


PROB 11/1797/91 - precis.

Melchior Graham late of Jamaica but now of the County of Cork, Ireland.

I leave the entire property which I am entitled to out of John Clinton MacAnuff Esquire Estate or property in cash or any other premises whatsoever in Jamaica England Ireland or elsewhere together with every real freehold and personal property I may be seized or possessed of or in any wise entitled to at my decease to my dearly beloved sister Susanna Wall otherwise Graham, wife to Mr James Wall of Castletown Roche for her sole and separate use, the same subject nevertheless to pay yearly and every year out of my said property £50 to my natural son James Graham during his life and to his heirs lawfully begotten for ever.

Signed 04/04/1825.

Administration 16/03/1832, Melchior Graham formerly of Jamaica but late of Duke Street Stamford Street, St Mary Lambeth, bachelor, deceased. Proved in London by Susanna Wall the sister, being first sworn by commission duly to administer No Executor the letters of Admor of the goods of the said deceased granted in the month of November 1830 to John Graham Esquire the natural and lawful brother of the deceased under the suggestion that the said had died intestate.


Associated Claims (1)

£900 4s 4d
Previous owner (not making a claim)

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] - 1820 [LA] → Joint owner
1798 [EA] - → Overseer

Addresses (2)

Co. Cork, Ireland
Duke Street, Lambeth, Surrey, London, England