Henry Turpin

???? - 1838

Claimant or beneficiary


Slave-owner in Jamaica, retiring or travelling to Britain and dying in Lincolnshire c. 1838.

  1. Will of Henry Turpin [late of Farm Hill in the West Indies but now] of Potterhanworth in Lincolnshire [made in 1828] proved 14/05/1838. He left legacies totalling £500 to his brothers, and £2000 in trust for the benefit of his sister Sarah Turpin for life and then to her children (if any), and £1000 in trust on similar terms for his sister Elizabeth, the wife of Anthony Partridge. He left his estate and enslaved people at Dunsinane in Jamaica to Eleanor Penny spinster of Dunsinane of life, and then to be sold for the benefit of his 'cousins' Henry Stanley Robert Pearce and Henrica Stanley Leger Pearce. He had inherited the estates of Farm Hill and Gales Mount under the will of Henry Stanley of Kennington (q.v.) for life, and believing [he said] that he had barred the entail, left them to Robert Pearce, as well as two pieces of land in Portland called Turpin's and Stanley's. He gave no explanation for his preference for Robert Pearce (who was also his residuary legatee) over his own family but voided the legacies to any of the latter who contested the will. His trustees were Robert Pearce of Kennington Lane and Hector Mitchell of Kingston Jamaica (both of whom q.v.)


  1. PROB 11/1896/79.

Further Information


Associated Claims (1)

£3,714 6s 3d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Tenant-for-life)

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
- 1838 [EY] → Not known

In his will made in 1828 and proved in 1838, Henry Turpin left the Dunsinane estate to Eleanor Penney spinster of Dunsinane for life. It is not clear how this fits with the Jamaican Almanacs which show it as the estate of 'Thomas Turpin.'

1826 [SY] - 1839 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (2)

Nephew → Uncle
Notes →
Henry Turpin was the main beneficiary of the will of his uncle Henry Stanley, inheriting estates and enslaved people for [his] life but said in his own will that he had barred the entail under which...
Testator → Legatee
Notes →
Robert Pearce was the main heir as well as co-trustee and co-executor under the will of Henry Turpin, who described Robert Pearce's children as his 'cousins' in his...

Addresses (1)

Potterhanworth, Lincolnshire, East Midlands, England