William Palmer of Nazeing

???? - 1821


William Palmer of Nazeing was primarily an East India merchant, but he appears to have had significant interests in Grenada which his sons inherited. His firm was consignee and later mortgagee of the Upper Latante estate of Andrew Whiteman (q.v.). He appears in addition to have owned directly Springs and Mount Aire estate and the enslaved people attached to it on Grenada. It is conceivable that he was the 'Palmer' shown as the owner of 4 lots dedicated to coffee c. 1780.

  1. The will of William Palmer of Nazeing Essex proved 11/08/1821 is silent on West India property, but left £3000 to each of six children and £25,000 to them together.


  1. PROB 11/1647/142.

Further Information

Mary Horsley
George; William Jocelyn; John Horsley; Ralph; Mary; Elizabeth
East India merchant

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] - 1820 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Palmer, McKillop, Dent & Co.
East India merchant  

Physical (1)

Nazeing Park [Purchased] 
description →
'The Nazeing Park estate was built up between 1780 and 1820 by William Palmer, a successful London merchant and the younger son of a prominent Leicestershire family. There was already a substantial...

Relationships (5)

Father → Son
Father → Son
Father → Son
Father → Son
Grandfather → Grandson

Addresses (1)

Nazeing Park, Nazeing, Waltham Abbey, Essex, South-east England, England