William Lewis of Jamaica and Chertsey Abbey

???? - 1774


  1. William Lewis was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 300 acres of land in St Ann, 1548 acres in Westmoreland, 600 acres in St Elizabeth and 300 acres in St Thomas-in-the-Vale, total 2748 acres.

  2. Will of William Lewis [late of the parish of Westmoreland in Jamaica but now] of Chertsey [Abbey at Chertsey] Surrey proved 16/05/1774. He asked to be buried on the Cornwall estate in Jamaica alongside his wife. He left £2500 each to his five daughters, with £500 extra to the eldest Jane. He left his estates between his sons William and Matthew. In a codicil of 1773 he detailed the marriage settlement of his son Matthew and Frances Maria Sewell, including an annuity of £500 p.a. to Frances Maria if she survived Matthew Lewis, and £5000 to each of the children of the marriage, secured on the Cornwall and Black Morass estates.


  1. 'A List of landholders in the Island of Jamaica together with the number of acres each person possessed taken from the quit rent books in the year 1754', TNA CO 142/31 transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples2/1754lead.htm.

  2. PROB 11/998/111.

Further Information

Married but no further details
5 das. incl Jane and Frances Maria; 2s William and Matthew

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
1770 [EA] - 1773 [LA] → Owner
1774 [EA] - 1787 [LA] → Previous owner
1769 [EA] - 1774 [EY] → Owner
1774 [EA] - 1793 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (6)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Father → Son
Grandfather → Grandson
Notes →
The men married sisters...
Father → Son
Grandfather → Grand-daughter

Addresses (1)

Chertsey Abbey, Chertsey, Surrey, South-east England, England