William Brailsford

???? - 1815


Slave-owner in the Jamaica, back in England before 1808, owner of Amity Hall in St Dorothy. Died apparently indebted to Joseph Timperon (q.v.), who took over the Amity Hall estate after Brailsford's death.

  1. Will of William Brailsford [of the parish of St Catherine in Jamaica afterwards of Kentish Town, but now of Gloucester Place Camden Town in the parish] of St Pancras (made in 1808) proved 20/11/1815. He left his personalty and his real estate in Great Britain (including freehold property in Hampshire) in trust to be liquidated and the proceeds divided equally between his four sons Edward Burnard [sp?], Robert, Richard and Thomas Brailsford and grand-daughter Jemima Jane Brailsford. He left his estate called Amity Hall and all his other property in the parishes of Kingston, St Catherine, St Ann and St Dorothy in trust (his trustees were Charles St Barbe of Lymington Hants, Samuel Queneborough of Jamaica and his son Thomas Brailsford) to be sold for the benefit of his four sons and his grand-daughter. In a codicil of 1815, when he was of Enfield, he removed Edward and Thomas Brailsford and Charles St Barbe and Samuel Queneborough as executors and trustees and replaced them with his two other sons Robert and Richard Brailsford.

  2. In the cause of Timperon v Brailsford, a call for creditors of William Brailsford who died around July 1815 was made following his death.


  1. PROB 11/1574/291.

  2. London Gazette 17615, p. 1388.

Further Information

Edward; Thomas; Robert; Richard

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
1795 [EA] - 1812 [LA] → Owner

In the will of William Brailsford [formerly of the parish of St Catherine] of St Pancras made in 1808 [proved 20/11/1815] he instructed his Amity Hall estate be sold. The Jamaican Almanacs for 1811 and 1812 show Amity Hall in St Dorothy against William Brailsford.

Addresses (1)

Gloucester Place, Camden Town, London, Middlesex, London, England