William Samuells of Bristol

???? - 1793


  1. Will of William Samuells of [Hanover Jamaica but now residing in] the City of Bristol [made in 1791 and signed by mark] was proved 25/09/1793. He left to Frances Ann, 'a free negro woman' of Hanover the messuage she occupied known as Content for life and then to her son Rhodes Samuells, together with an annuity of £20 currency p.a. charged on Cousin's Cove. He left another 80 acres to four 'free mulattos', Benjamin, Richard, Samuel and William Samuells together with three new 'negro slaves' each. He placed his estate called Williamsfield in Hanover in trust to be sold, and from the proceeds he left £500 currency to William Samuells the son of his late brother Richard; £300 currency to Benjamin Samuells mentioned above; £600 currency to two nieces, daughters of his brother Charles; and £500 currency to another nephew, Francis Davis Samuells. He left the rest of his Jamaica estates to his nephew William Edward Samuells, son of his deceased brother Edward Samuells.


  1. PROB 11/1237/83

Further Information


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
1784 [EA] - 1791 [LA] → Owner
1791 [EA] - 1791 [LA] → Owner

Left in trust by William Samuells to be sold in his will made in 1791 and proved in 1793.

Relationships (3)

Uncle → Nephew
Notes →
William Edward Samuells was also the main heir of William Samuells of...
Notes →
Edward Samuells was identified in the will of William Samuells as his late brother....

Addresses (1)

Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England