Samuel Sandbach of Grenada

1730 - 1800


An early purchaser of land in Tobago, as well as reportedly the owner of an estate called Respect in Grenada, and the uncle of Samuel Sandbach (q.v.).

  1. 'At Brompton, [death of] Samuel Sandbach, esq. upwards of 30 years a planter in the island of Grenada and a member of the honourable council thereof'; will of Samuel Sandback [sic] of Grenada but at present at Brompton Row Middlesex proved 14/10/1800. Examination of the will confirms the online genealogical sources report that it provides for Sandbach's natural daughter Roza Catherine, 'a free mulatress'.

  2. Samuel Sandbach (as 'Samuel Sandbatch') was the original purchaser 19/03/1767 of Queens Bay divison (St Paul parish) Lot no. 9 (200 acres), which by 1773 was owned with adjacent lots nos. 6-8 by James Campbell and which became the Argyle estate on Tobago.


Papers for Sandbach Tinne & Co. are at the National Museums Liverpool Maritime Archives and Library (D/SAN Acc no. MMM.1999.10) and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICS70). The announcement by the latter of the accession to the ULRLS Archives catalogue in 2010 describes the firm as founded in 1782 in Demerara by James McInroy, 'who had been joined by 1790 by Samuel Sandbach, Charles Stewart Parker and George Robertson,' in McInroy Sandbach, originally headquartered in Glasgow but later in Liverpool. The founding Samuel Sandbach appears to have been the nephew, rather than Samuel Sandbach of Grenada. The nephew Samuel Sandbach joined the uncle c. 1789 as a young man, and is shown in May 1792 aged 24 to be under consideration as a partner (having acted as a clerk for 18 months) of Parker, George Robertson and James McInroy initially in Grenada: correspondence refers to the fact that this Samuel Sandbach 'has an uncle in London who made a fortune here', Dave Hollett, Passage from India to El Dorado: Guyana and the Great Migration (1999) pp. 36-38.

  1. Gentleman's Magazine Vol. 88 (1800) p. 909; PROB 11/1359/64.

  2. 'Tables showing the Lots in each Parish, numbered as originally granted - the original Grantee - the name of the Lot, or lots, if one has been acquired, and the present Possessor where there is one' and 'A Table, showing the Estates in cultivation in 1832, and their Owners, in 1832, copied from the list appended to Byres' map of that date, with those in cultivation in 1862', Henry Iles Woodcock, A History of Tobago (Ayr: Smith and Grant, 1867; new impression London: Frank Cass and Company Limited, 1971); John Fowler, A summary account of the present flourishing state of the respectable colony of Tobago in the British West Indies illustrated with a map of the island and a plan of its settlement, agreeably to the sales by his Majesty’s Commissioners (London: A Grant, 1774) pp. 52-53.

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Relationships (1)

Uncle → Nephew

Addresses (1)

Brompton Row, Brompton, London, Middlesex, London, England