William Hylton senior

1749 - 1837


  1. 'West Indies. Lately in Jamaica aged 88 [Death of] William Hylton esq. for upwards of 60 years a resident of that island and an active promoter of the abolition of slavery. He was descended from the Hiltons, Barons of the County Palatine. He has left an aged widow and a numerous posterity.'


  1. Gentleman's Magazine NS Vol. VIII (July-December 1837) p. 551

Further Information


Associated Estates (5)

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
1788 [EA] - 1811 [LA] → Owner

Given variously as 'in possession of William Hylton' or simply registered to him.

1823 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1819 [LA] → Owner
1820 [EA] - → Other

Leased enslaved people to this estate but probably did not own the land. He may have been deceased by 1820 and the enslaved people leased by his executors.

1817 [EA] - → Joint owner

Relationships (1)

Husband → Wife