David Parris the younger

???? - 1795


Absentee slave-owner in Barbados,dying of Gunnersbury, Middlesex in 1795.

  1. Administration of the will of David Parris [the younger] of Gunnersbury Lodge [made in 1795] was granted 14/09/1795 to Thomas Watkinson judgement creditor. Under the will David Parris the younger left his aunt Katharine Wharton widow of Barbados an annuity of £100 p.a. secured on his 'sugar work plantation' called Harrison's in St Peter. He left an annuity to Ann Carberry then living with him of £90 p.a. also charged on Harrison's, and £1000 in trust (his trustees included his father David Parris of the island of Barbados). He left his plate to his 'sister-in-law' Anna Maria Parris, and an annuity of £50 p.a. to his servant Alexander Walker of Barbados. His residuary heirs were his 'sister-in-law' Anna Maria Parris and his 'brother-in-law' Paul Parris [Anna Maria and Paul must have been his half-sister and half-brother or conceivably step-sister and step-brother: they were described as 'the sister' and 'the brother' in the grant of administration].

  2. There is an unflattering account of how David Parris [presumably the younger given the will above] moved from mortgagee to owner of Harrisons in the will of Timothy Thornhill of St Michael (made in 1811 with a codicil of 1813).


  1. PROB 11/1265/204.

  2. Brandow, Genealogies of Barbados Families p. 520.

Further Information


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
1795 [EA] - 1795 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (3)

Son → Father
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David Parris the younger in 1795 predeceased his...
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George Carrington married David Parris the younger's half-sister or step-sister Anna Maria Parris in 1809, some years after the death of David Parris the younger in 1795....
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Described by David Parris the younger as his 'brother-in-law', but almost certainly half-brother (though conceivably...

Addresses (1)

Gunnersbury Lodge, Gunnersbury, Surrey, London, England