Samuel Span the younger

???? - 1811

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. Will of Samuel Span merchant of Bristol proved 16/11/1811. Under the will he left his Union Island estate in trust (his trustees were Oliver McCausland, Anthony Hart and Benjamin Bickley) to raise £30,000 for his children and £10,000 for his wife. Separately, he left his estates of Paradise and Castleness [?sp] in Trinidad in trust with the same trustees. He left an annuity of £1200 p.a. to his wife.

  2. Decree of the Supreme Civil Court in Trinidad, 30/01/1846 regarding the creditors of Samuel Span, deceased, and of Paradise and Cane Garden estates. Notice for creditors to come forward. Query as to what sums of money are outstanding from the debt to Catherine Crafton for the sum of nearly £8000 and the further sum of £3000 four per cent bank annuities from the articles of agreement dated 29/10/1823.


  1. PROB 11/1527/207.

  2. London Gazette Issue 20630 p. 2895.

We are grateful to Ruth Hecht for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information


Associated Claims (2)

£10,392 13s 7d
Beneficiary deceased
£8,304 0s 0d
Beneficiary deceased

Associated Estates (3)

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
1813 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Previous owner

Samuel Span deceased was shown as the owner between 1813 and 1834.

- 1811 [EY] → Owner
- 1811 [EY] → Owner

In 1796, Span's father Samuel Span senior had left the Union Island estate in trust for his son John, who logically should therefore have died between 1796 (when his father's will was proved) and 1811 (when his brother Samuel died leaving the Union estate in his own will), although genealogical sources show John dying in 1821 at St Kitts.

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Samuel and John Span & Company
General overseas merchant?  

Relationships (4)

Business partners
Son → Father
Testator → Trustee
Notes →
Bickley was trustee and executor of Samuel span the younger, whose will was proved in 1811....
Brother → Sister

Addresses (1)

Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England