William Paterson of St David Jamaica and Marylebone

???? - 1803


Biography

Owner of Aeolus Valley in St David, Jamaica. Deceased in 1803. The will of William Paterson late of St David in Jamaica but now of Devonshire Place in Marylebone, Esquire [made in 1794] was proved 16/07/1803.

The will recapitulates an Indenture dated 14/05/1791 between 'myself of one part and David Milligan and Robert Milligan both of the City of London merchants of the other part,' recording that 'my late wife was dead leaving issue by me namely Marian and Mary both then infants and that I about to marry again had agreed to make such provision for them, devising Oolas Valley and West Hope plantations to David and Robert Milligan for the term of 200 years commencing with my death to raise £5,000 each for my daughters age age 21 or marriage.'

Marriage settlement dated 19/05/1791 with Harriett Vardon, eldest daughter of Thomas Vardon Esquire [Thomas Vardon was a partner in the Crowley Millington ironworks firm]. Harriett to get an annuity of £600 pa after my death in bar of dower. In case of no male issue of the marriage she to receive the futher yearly sum of £400 pa; in case of male issue then she to receive the lump sum of £2,000.

All my personal estate to David Milligan, Robert Milligan, Simon Taylor of Jamaica and George Grant of Jamaica upon trust to pay the legacies and annuities thereinafter given.

£5,000 to each of my children with Harriett my wife hereinafter to be born and £5,000 for my daughter Harriett by my present wife at age 21 or marriage.

£30 sterling annuity to my sister Anne and the same to my sister Betsy in case she shall become a widow.

In a codicil of 1803 he left his leasehold house in Devonshire Place to trustees and instructed them to sell it off with his effects for the benefit of his five children.

Sources

PROB 11/1396/174.


Further Information

Absentee?
Transatlantic
Spouse
[name unkown] [2] Harriett Vardon

Associated Estates (4)

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
1803 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Previous owner
1787 [EA] - 1801 [LA] → Owner
1787 [EA] - 1800 [LA] → Owner
1804 [EA] - 1804 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (4)

Legatee → Testator
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The Aeolus estate 'passed' to William Paterson sometime before...
Testator → Trustee
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William Paterson devised the Aeolus Valley estate to David and Robert Milligan for a term of 200 years to raise £10,000 in total for his two daughters from his first marriage. It appears that the...
Testator → Trustee
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William Paterson devised the Aeolus Valley estate to David and Robert Milligan for a term of 200 years to raise £10,000 in total for his two daughters from his first marriage. It appears that the...
Other relatives
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George Tarbutt's sister Elizabeth was married to Thomas Vardon the younger, whose sister Harriett was married to William...

Addresses (1)

Devonshire Place, London, Middlesex, London, England
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At Devonshire Place from at least 1794, when he made his will.