Admiral Richard Tyrrell

???? - 1766


Richard Tyrrell, Admiral of the White 1762, Commander-in-Chief of the Leewards. Through his wife Russell Chester nee Tankard, Richard Tyrrell came to own Tankard's estate, which became Tyrrell's, and which he left after the death of Sarah Aylon his intended second wife to his nephew Richard Tyrrell Barnes, charged with £10,000 for the children of his two sisters Cath. Reily and Ann Barnes.

  1. Will of Richard Tyrrell, now Rear Admiral of the White and Commander in Chief of HM Fleet in Antigua was proved 05/08/1766. In the will he disposed of slave-property in Jamaica as well as Antigua, the former yet to be identified. He also held a mortgage of £5000 on an estate that had belonged to Henry Sharpe on St Kitts but which Sharpe had sold subject to the mortgage: Tyrrell left this amount to cover his debts.


Vere Langford Oliver, History of Antigua Vol. III pp. 118-120.

  1. PROB 11/921/58.

Further Information

Russell Tankard (as her second husband)

Associated Estates (2)

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
1747 [SY] - 1751 [EY] → Joint owner

Marriage of Capt. [as then was] Richard Tyrrell to Russell Chester nee Tankard, bringing the Tankard's or Orleans estate to Tyrrell in joint-ownership until his first wife's death in 1751. It was renamed as Tyrrell's at an unknown date.

1751 [SY] - 1766 [EY] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Commemorative Monument to Admiral Richard Tyrrell 
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A commemorative monument to Richard Tyrrell in Westminster Abbey was recorded by E. Walford, Old and New London Vol. III p....

Relationships (4)

Other relatives
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Richard Tyrrell married Russel Chester nee Tankard, the widow of Edward Chester, in 1747....
Mortgagee → Mortgagor
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Described as such in the will of Admiral Richard Tyrrell, for an estate on St Kitts yet to be...
Uncle → Nephew
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Richard Tyrrell Barnes was the namesake and heir of his uncle Admiral Richard Tyrrell....
Second Husband → Wife