William James of Liverpool

1735 - 1798


Liverpool merchant and slave-owner, grandfather of William James MP (q.v.).

  1. Will of William James of Liverpool [made 23/09/1797] proved 16/02/1798. Under the will he left his son John James his house in Clayton Square in Liverpool, £20,208 10s 3d in 5 per cent stock, and an annuity of £1000 p.a.. He left his daughter Alathea Walker £1000; and his grandson also called John James his house in Ranelagh Place and £10,000 at 24. The rest of his estate he left to accumulate for the benefit of his grandson William James with remainder to other family members. Among his executors was his son-in-law Richard Walker, whom he asked to take on the management of his plantations and estates in Jamaica for the benefit of his [the testator's] heirs.


  1. PROB 11/1302/176.

Further Information

Married but no further details

Associated Estates (6)

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
1796 [EA] - 1797 [LA] → Owner
1799 [EA] - 1801 [LA] → Previous owner
1794 [EA] - 1797 [LA] → Owner
1799 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Previous owner
1794 [EA] - 1797 [LA] → Owner
1799 [EA] - 1801 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (3)

Grandfather → Grandson
Grandfather → Grandson
Notes →
Richard Watt Walker was shown as his grandson in the will of William James of Liverpool made in 1797 and proved in...
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Notes →
Richard Walker's second wife Alethea or Alathea James was the daughter of William James of...

Addresses (2)

Clayton Square, Liverpool, Lancashire, North-west England, England
Finch House, Finch Lane, West Derby, Liverpool, Lancashire, Merseyside, North-west England, England