Edward Hampson Wynter

???? - 1797


Born in Jamaica, son of William Wynter, dying in London in 1797. Signatory of the 1782 address to George III asking for increased military and naval protection of the West Indies. William Wynter was a slave-owner who made provision for manumitting certain enslaved people under his will proved in 1783 (but made and attested in 1772): Edward Hampson Wynter was his residuary legatee. Sir Edward Wynter or Winter, Edward Hampson Wynter's great grandfather, had left an unnamed plantation and enslaved people on Jamaica to his son Edward in his will proved in 1686. The family estate has yet to be definitively traced but appears very likely to have been the Hampshire estate in St Thomas-in-the-Vale, which was registered to Edward Hampson Wynter in the Accounts Produce between 1777-1785.

  1. Will of Edward Hampson Wynter of Edward Street Portland Chapel [made in 1788] proved 20/07/1797. The will is very simple, makes no reference to property or enslaved people in Jamaica and leaves all his estate to 'my friend' Mary Garthwaite spinster of Edward Street: when probate was granted, Mary Garthwaite had become Mary Wynter the widow.


1782 Whitehall Evening Post, London, 3 January, 'The Humble address and petition of the planters and merchants whose names are hereunto subscribed, on behalf of themselves, and others interested in the British West India Islands', http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1782PetitiontotheKing.htm [accessed 23/12/2015]; will of William Wynter of St Catherine, County of Middlesex, Jamaica, proved 08/05/1783, PROB 11/1110/2 - the will has been transcribed by Ann Powers, August 2011, http://aparcelofribbons.co.uk/apr/files/original/bbe4c6e918cc8735096f96f638441950.pdf [accessed 23/12/2015]; PROB 11/383/18.

  1. PROB 11/1294/245.

Further Information

Mary Garthwaite

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
1775 [EA] - 1787 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Monument to Sir Edward Wynter 
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Monument to Sir Edward Wynter in Battersea Church (St Mary), restored by his great grandson Edward Hampson Wynter...

Relationships (1)

Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Edward Street Portland Chapel, London, Middlesex, London, England