William Leake

???? - 1852


London solicitor and MP, shown in 1817 as of Sackville Street, Piccadilly, Middlesex. He was the same man as the William Leake who appeared in a deed rearranging a trust over an estate in St David Jamaica 5th-6th March 1827 that has yet to be traced but which might have been Aeolus Valley, known to have been in trust for the heirs of William Paterson in the mid-1820s. John William Bury, one of the other parties to this deed, was named as the sole executor of the will of William Leake of Wimbledon made in 1846; he predeceased Leake and administration of Leakes' will was granted 23/08/1852.


http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1790-1820/member/leake-william-1771-1852 [accessed 28/05/2018]; http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1820-1832/member/leake-william-1771-1852 [accessed 28/05/2018]; Assignment of Mortgage by Lease and Release [John WARD], DE3214/11578/2/1-2, The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland; C DDI/4/20 'Appointment of new trustee and assignment of trust estate Between William Leake late of [?] Street now of Devonshire Street, Portland Place in the County of Middlesex; Jonathan Harrison of Gower Street, Bedford Square in the County of Middlesex; Charles Ellis of [Lunarlon] Inn in the County of Middlesex and John William Bury of Devonshire Street, respecting a plantation or sugar works called [?] Valley in the Parish of St. David in the County of Surrey in the island of Jamaica. Includes a schedule listing slaves, giving their colour, age, whether African or Creole as well as observations.', http://catalogue.hullhistorycentre.org.uk/files/c-ddi.pdf [accessed 28/05/2018]; PROB 11/2157/333.

Further Information


Associated Estates (1)

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] - 1834 [LA] → Trustee

Leake is listed as the solicitor for the estates' claimants in the 1817 St Kitts Slave Register.

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

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1818 - 1820
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Malmesbury Wiltshire
1820 - 1826
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Mitchell Cornwall
1826 - 1830

Addresses (4)

Devonshire Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
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At Devonshire Street in 1817

Moorcroft House, Hillingdon, Middlesex, South-east England, England
Mount Ararat, Wimbledon, Surrey, London, England
Sackville Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
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Shown at Sackville Street in the London Gazette in the 1800s and 1810s.