Ebenezer Taylor

???? - 1827


Slave-owner and merchant in Jamaica.

  1. 4 May [1827] Suddenly at sea, on his passage from Jamaica, [death of] Ebenezer Taylor Esq., a gentleman who, during his long residence in that island, enjoyed the respect and esteem of all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance.

  2. Will of Ebenezer Taylor of St Thomas-in-the-East Jamaica [made in 1827] proved 21/05/1828. He left £700 currency to his natural son also named Ebenezer Taylor, with the remainder to his wife Frances subject to the £700 legacy. Among his executors were both Simon Taylor of Kingston and Simon Taylor of London (each of whom q.v.). In a codicil he explained that he and his wife were about to journey to Great Britain, and in the event of his wife leaving no will he made a series of monetary legacies of £300-500 to family and friends, including to his sisters in or around Morley near Leeds, and made his natural son Ebenezer his residuary heir.


  1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. XXII [July-December 1827] p. 265.

  2. PROB 11/1741/170.

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Associated Estates (6)

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
1811 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Owner
1829 [EA] - → Previous owner
1820 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1826 [EA] - → Executor
1826 [EA] - → Joint owner

Relationships (2)

Testator → Executor
Testator → Executor