William Bleamire

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Mortgagee of slave-property in Jamaica, holding a mortgage over Sir Charles Price's Amity Hall estate and the enslaved people on it in St Dorothy Jamaica. Probably but not certainly the William Bleamire of Hampstead whose will was proved 24/09/1803, although the will is silent on mortgages over slave-property. If so, he was a magistrate in London and writer on the poor law (1730-1803), with a portrait in the NPG, a mezzotint by John Young after Sir Thomas Lawrence.


Craton & Walvin, A Jamaica Plantation p. 159 shows Bleamire's debt on Amity Hall being taken over by Serocold & Jackson before 1786. PROB 11/1398/290; NPGD31882.

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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
1776 [SY] - → Mortgage Holder