Henry Stanley

1766 - 1826


Owner of Farm Hill in St David and Gale Mount (the latter not yet traced in the compensation records or the Slave Registers but shown against Henry Stanley's name in the 1811 and 1812 Jamaica Almanacs for St Andrew and possibly combined in the returns for Farm Hill thereafter), dying in London in 1826.

  1. Possibly the Henry Stanley baptised 25/11/1757 in Aldgate, London, son of Arthur and Elizabeth Stanley.

  2. Burial of Henry Stanley of High Street at St Mary Newington aged 60 01/03/1826.

  3. Will of Henry Stanley of Kennington proved 03/03/1826. His executors were Robert Pearce of Kennington, B.J.T. Nightingale of Kings Arms Yard and John Biggar of Kingston Jamaica. Under the will, he left personal effects to his niece Elizabeth Mary Pearce, wife of Robert Pearce, and to his nephew Henry Turpin of Jamaica. He left his estates of Farm Hill and Gales Mount and the enslaved people on them in trust, to secure an annuity of £100 p.a. for his housekeeper Miss Eleanor Penny [?] resident on the estate, of £50 p.a. to Ann Jepson of Camden Street spinster (after their deaths the payments were to be made to his nephew Thomas Turpin) and £65 p.a. to his niece Elizabeth Mary Pearce and her husband Robert: he also made a couple of monetary legacies of £100. Subject to these legacies and annuities, he left his estates to his nephew Henry Turpin and his issue, failing which to Robert Pearce, to whom he also left a £3000 debt due to Stanley from Mr James Walker of London merchant. He left to Elizabeth Mary Pearce and Robert Pearce the interest on his government stock, and then to the Pearces' two children Henrica [sic] Stanley Leger Pearce and Henry Stanley Robert Pearce. His residuary legatees were Henry Turpin and Robert Pearce.


  1. Familysearch.org batch no. C00633-7.

  2. Ancestry.com, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online].

  3. PROB 11/1710/53.

We are grateful to Denise Sanford for her help with this entry.

Further Information


Associated Claims (1)

£3,714 6s 3d
Previous owner (not making a claim)

Associated Estates (6)

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
1809 [EA] - 1826 [EY] → Owner
1809 [EA] - 1811 [LA] → Owner
1789 [EA] - 1795 [LA] → Executor
1797 [EA] - → Attorney
1789 [EA] - 1795 [LA] → Executor
1797 [EA] - → Attorney

Relationships (4)

Extra-marital relationships
Notes →
Testator → Legatee
Notes →
Robert Pearce was also an executor and trustee under the will of Henry Stanley, and was married to Elizabeth Mary, identified in the will of Henry Stanley in 1826 as his (Stanley's)...
Testator → Executor
Uncle → Nephew
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Henry Turpin was the main beneficiary of the will of his uncle Henry Stanley, inheriting estates and enslaved people for [his] life but said in his own will that he had barred the entail under which...

Addresses (1)

High Street, Kennington, Surrey, London, England