Edmund Proudfoot

???? - 1794


Owner of land in Grenada in 1780 and probably in Dominica earlier. Will written in London in 1792 and proved in 1794 leaving several legacies and the rest to his brother Samuel Proudfoot. He had been tenant-for-life under the will of his brother and co-owner in Grenada, Thomas Proudfoot, whose will was proved 06/11/1776.

  1. Messieurs Proudfoot were shown as present proprietors of St Andrews Lots nos. 43 and 44 (498 acres) in Dominica c. 1773.


  1. PROB 11/1025/30

  2. John Byres, References to a plan of the island of Dominica as surveyed from the year 1765 and 1773 (London, 1777).

Further Information


PROB 11/1252/84 - precis.

Edmund Proudfoot of Wimpole Street, London, shortly to proceed on a voyage to Grenada in the West Indies.

All property in Grenada and Jamaica to my brother Samuel Proudfoot dependent on several legacies. To Maria Elizabeth Ahmuty of Wanstead, widow, £7,000 sterling to be paid within 7 years of my decease with interest at 5 per cent in the meantime.

To John Townley Ahmuty son of Maria Elizabeth, £500 at age 21. The same in trust to her daughters Letitia Maria and Catharine Constantia at age 21.

To Gerard Montague Esquire (son of Edward Montague Esquire one of the Masters of the Court of Chancery) £5,000 to be paid within 7 years of my decease.

To Mrs Sarah Abbiss (now residing at the house of my brother Samuel Proudfoot £1,000.

To the 4 children of [blank] Watson of Portland Street - eldest daughter not named £100, others are Mary £100, Eliza £200, Jeremiah £100 at age 21.

To Miss Ann Carey, daughter of Samuel Carey formerly of Grenada but now of Boston in North America £250 at age 21.

To my god-daughter Amelia Horsford, daughter of Isaac Horsford of Grenada £100 at age 21.

Samuel Proudfoot to be my sole executor but Michael Leseltie[?] of Grenada, planter, to have management of all my estates plantations in Grenada until my brother gives orders to the contrary.

Signed 13/11/1792.

Codicil dated 13/11/1792. To Amelia Engleheart, daughter of Peter Engleheart of Castle Street, Oxford Market, Middlesex, £100 at age 21.

Proved in London 15/11/1794 by Samuel Proudfoot.

Associated Estates (5)

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
1780 [EA] - 1794 [EY] → Owner
1780 [EA] - 1794 [EY] → Owner
1792 [EA] - → Other

Holder of the equity of redemption in Upper and Lower Pearl estates on Grenada, mortgaged to James Law of Portland Place

1765 [EA] - 1769 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1792 [EA] - → Other

Holder of the equity of redemption in Upper and Lower Pearl estates on Grenada, mortgaged to James Law of Portland Place

Relationships (2)


Addresses (1)

Wimpole Street, London, Middlesex, London, England