Sir William Young of Upper Wimpole Street

???? - 1848


'Sir William Young of Upper Wimpole Street' counterclaimed for the compensation for the enslaved people on Madeys estate in Grenada. This was most probably Sir William Young 1st bart. of the East India Co., the father of the MP for Cavan John Young, rather than Sir William Laurence Young 4th bart. (q.v.). Sir William Young of the East India Co. is known to have lived at 24 Upper Wimpole Street.

  1. Sir William Young 1st bart., an East India Co. man, was also a slave-owner in Surinam, where he bought the Kent estate in an execution sale in 1843, reportedly for £30,000. His son Sir John Young, 1st Baron Lisgar and daughter Anna Young (both of whom q.v., the latter under Anna von Barnekow nee Young) were awarded compensation by the Dutch state for the freeing of 211 enslaved people on Kent in 1863, and further amounts for the enslaved people on another Surinam estate called Petersburg.

  2. The will of Sir William Young of No. 7 Westbourne Street, proved 12/07/1848, states that he had in 1843 settled certain real and personal estate [including by inference from the 1863 compensation records the Surinam estates] in trust under an indenture between himself, his daughters Anna and Lucy, and his son John Young and William Donnelly, the latter presumably as trustees. He instructed the rest of his property be placed in trust with his wife Lucy and his son John, to be sold to fund £10,000 to his son-in-law George Rolleston and Rolleston's wife [and Sir William Young's daughter] Augusta Maria, and £5000 each to his two other daughters, with the residue to John Young.

Sources [accessed 12/08/2015].

  1. No. 110 (889) Plantage Kent (aan de rivier Saramacca, divisie Saramacca) van eigenaren Sir John Young, baronet, en Anna Young (beiden woonachtig in Engeland, de eerste tijdelijk in Australie); tegemoetkoming f 61.800; dd 03 11 1863 [private database of Surinam compensation claims of Okke ten Hove].

  2. PROB 11/2078.

We are grateful for the help of Okke ten Hove for the information on Surinam in this entry.

Further Information

Married but no further details
John; Anna; Lucy; Augusta Maria

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
1822 [SY] - → Not known

Sir William Young of Wimpole Street claimed the compensation for the 'legal estate in the premises' under indentures of 30th and 31st July 1822.

Relationships (2)

Father → Son
Father → Daughter