John Woodley

???? - 1828


Attorney-General of St Kitts. Vere Langford Oliver (followed by others) shows him as the son of William Woodley MP (q.v., 1728-1793); if this is correct, then Frances Woodley was his second wife, since John Woodley the son of William Woodley is know to have married Catherine Horne, who died in 1818.

  1. Will of 'John Woodley Wattley or John Woodley barrister of St Christopher Anguilla' [sic] was proved 22/06/1829. The will is in fact in the name of John Woodley and is short, and gives equally to his wife Frances and daughter Catherine Sarah Woodley all his disposable interest in the enslaved people ('slaves') whom Frances brought into the marriage, and all his other property - including his house in Basseterre - to his wife for life and then to his daughter. His wife was executrix of his will.


  1. PROB 11/1757/364.

Further Information

Frances Woodley nee Laurence

Associated Estates (4)

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
1828 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Residuary Devisee
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1828 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Residuary Devisee
1818 [SY] - 1821 [EY] → Owner

Woodley bought the estate from Henry Rawlins in 1818 and sold it in April 1821 to Joseph Syder.

Relationships (3)

Husband → Wife
Son → Father
Notes →
This relationship is shown by Vere Langford Oliver, History of Antigua Vol. III p. 256....
Brother → Sister