Aretas Akers I

???? - 1785


Will of Aretas Akers [formerly of St Christopher, for some time of Lille in Flanders but now lodging at the Hotel D'Angleterre] of Brussels Brabant proved 26/05/1785. Recognising it might take some time to settle his affairs in the West Indies he placed all his property in trust, to pay annuities of £100 p.a. to his sons, to settle £4200 he was owed by Robert Douglas and Thomas and Philip Wilson of Tobago on his daughter Isabella, to settle £2000 and £100 p.a. owed by Robert Douglas on his youngest son Robert Akers, and to divide his residual estate into 6 parts, two of which were to go to oldest son and 1/6th to each of his other four sons. Administration of this will was granted in 1828 to Edmund Fleming Akers' widow Catherine, who had survived all her brothers-in-law.


PROB 11/1129/314.

Further Information

Married but no further details
Edmund Fleming; Aretas II; George; John Houstoun; Robert; Isabella

Associated Estates (1)

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
1782 [EA] - 1782 [LA] → Buyer

Vere Langford Oliver in Caribbeana Vol. IV shows P.M. Mills selling Olivees to James Akers the elder (p. 98) and to Aretas Akers for £16,800 (p. 99), in both cases in 1782. Given its descent to Edmund Fleming Akers, it is reasonable to infer the purchaser was Aretas Akers.

Relationships (5)

Father → Son
Father → Son
Grandfather → Grandson
Brother → Sister

Addresses (1)

Brussels, Belgium