James Webster

???? - 1789


London West India merchant, brother and partner of David Webster (q.v.). On James Webster's death in 1789, he left the bulk of his estate to his half-nephew David Wedderburn, on condition that David Wedderburn change his name to David Webster (which he did: q.v., under David Webster II born Wedderburn).

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
1787 [EA] - 1789 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1790 [EA] - 1801 [LA] → Previous owner

While alive he was mortgagee-in-possession. It is not clear whether he or his heirs ever became full owner.

Relationships (3)

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Brothers and business...
Testator → Legatee
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James Webster's mother was the grandmother (through a first husband) of David Webster born Wedderburn. James Webster left the bulk of his fortune to David Wedderburn on condition he changed his name...