William Webb

???? - 1806


London merchant, dying in Bristol.

  1. Will of William Webb of Gower Street, but late of Hotwells Bristol proved 15/12/1806. In the will he left £3000 in trust for his sister Mary Wells, wife of William Wells; he left annuities of £30 p.a. to the wife and three children of his brother Rees Webb, and to the daughter of his late half-brother Alexander Cunningham. He left his brother Rees Webb £2000; Rees Webb and then his children were the residuary legatees. In codicil made in Bristol in 1806 (which identified his brother Rees Webb as of Barbados) he revoked the annuities to his nieces and replaced them with annuities of £50 p.a.

  2. William Webb and Rees Webb had earlier been bankrupt; in 1793 their certificates were issued when they were shown as 'both late of the island of Dominica, now of the City of Bristol.'


  1. PROB 11/1453/129. A copy of this will was identified in the St Vincent Archives by Prof. Kenneth Morgan, and recorded in EAP345: A survey of the endangered archives of St Vincent, West Indies, during the slavery era http://eap.bl.uk/downloads/eap345_survey.pdf [accessed 31/03/2017], which gives a date of 12/08/1808, possibly the date of inscription in the island records.

  2. London Gazette 26 January 1793, Issue 13497 p. 88.

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Addresses (2)

Hotwells, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
Gower Street, London, Middlesex, London, England