William Lindow

1726 - 1786


Slave-owner on St Vincent, where he appears to have been active in the 1760s and 1770s, and then a Lancaster-based merchant, associated with the Rawlinson family in the town. Original purchaser of land that became Keartons estate on St Vincent in 1765. In 1767 he transferred a half share to George Kearton (q.v.). William Lindow was the uncle of Henry Lindow Lindow (q.v.), who inherited William Lindow's estates in St Vincent, Grenada and Great Britain: Henry Lindow Lindow was born Henry Lindow Rawlinson, son of Henry Rawlinson (q.v.), William Lindow's brother-in-law.


In an indenture of 10/06/1777, William Lindow and Rene Augier both of St Vincent bought 14 named enslaved people (Kingsale, Mercure, Haffey, Ranger, Prince, Reynolds, Pickering, Archer, Kitty, Cole, Louise, Nancy, Charlotte and her child Dick) for £640 from Luke Roch Phipps, the executor of Robert Heron who had died c. 1776.

Further Information

Abigail Rawlinson

Associated Estates (4)

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
- 1786 [EY] → Joint owner
1765 [EA] - 1767 [LA] → Owner
1767 [EA] - 1786 [LA] → Joint owner
1780 [EA] - → Owner

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

Portrait of 'Mr and Mrs William Lindow', by George Romney (1772), now in the Tate... 
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Physical (1)

Town house
One Queen Square [Built] 
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Lancaster townhouse designed and furnished by Richard Gillow for William Lindow 1772-1773....

Relationships (2)

Uncle → Nephew
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Also business...