Wastel Brisco of Jamaica and Wimpole Street

???? - 1796


Slave-owner in Jamaica, dying 'of Wimpole Street' c. 1796. Uncle of Sir John Brisco bart. (q.v.), and second husband of Deborah Campbell nee Woodstock, the widow of Peter Campbell of Fish River (q.v.).

  1. Will of Wastel Briscoe [sic] of Wimpole Street Cavendish Square proved 06/12/1796. Under his will he left the estates that had belonged to his wife's brother to his wife and then to her son Peter Campbell. He left his house in Wimpole Street to his nephew Wastel Brisco (will proved 1834) the son of his deceased brother Musgrave. His residuary legatee was his nephew Sir John Brisco bart.


  1. PROB 11/1282/146

Further Information

Deborah Campbell (nee Woodstock)

Associated Estates (3)

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
1757 [EA] - 1781 [LA] → Owner

The Wastel Brisco for whom John Morse made the Accounts Produce returns 1757-1764 for Cumberland Valley has been inferred to be the same man as Wastel Brisco of Jamaica and Wimpole Street. The path to ownership has not yet been established, but the identification is cemented by the presence of Peter Campbell as joint-owner and then Mrs Deborah Brisco as owner: Wastel Brisco of Jamaica and Wimpole Street had a stepson named Peter Campbell, the son of his wife Deborah Campbell nee Woodstock.

1783 [EA] - 1783 [LA] → Joint owner
1762 [EA] - 1783 [LA] → Owner

The estate appears to have come to Wastel Brisco through his marriage to Deborah Campbell nee Woodstock, the heiress of her brother Barnard Andreis Woodstock.

Relationships (6)

Step-father → Step-son
Uncle → Nephew
Great-uncle → Great-nephew
Uncle → Nephew
Second Husband → Wife

Addresses (1)

Wimpole Street, London, Middlesex, London, England