Dr George Young

???? - 1803


Slave-owner on St Vincent, physician and as the first superintendent of the St Vincent Botanic Garden a pioneer of Caribbean botany. He was named as one of the pupils of the botanist John Hope in the later's entry in the ODNB.

  1. Will of George Young formerly physician [to the Hospital at St Vincent] of Hammersmith proved 21/02/1804. Under the will he left his estate called Mesopotamia in the Marriaqua Valley in Charlotte Parish St Vincent and further property at Coumacrabou in trust for his children George, William and Sarah, on condition that George and William who he said had occupied Mesopotamia for some years without accounting for its produce, paid £100 p.a. to his wife and their mother, also named Sarah. [The estate he referred to as Mesopotamia has not yet been traced].


http://botanicalgarden.gov.vc/botanicalgarden/index.php/history/curators/dr-george-young [accessed 31/03/2017]; http://www.kingscollections.org/exhibitions/specialcollections/caribbean/naturalhistory/botanicgarden [accessed 31/03/2017]; Louise Wilson, 'Dr George Young, c. 1726-1803', http://flocktonfamilyhistory.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/dr-george-young-c-1726-1803.html [accessed 31/03/2017]; Mabberley, D. J. 2008 "Hope, John (1725–1786), physician and botanist." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 12 Jul. 2019. https://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-13730.

  1. PROB 11/1405/179. 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].

Further Information

Sarah; George; William

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
- 1803 [EY] → Owner
- 1803 [EY] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

St Vincent Botanic Garden 
description →
Dr George Young was the first superintendent of the St Vincent Botanic Garden, and was awarded a Gold Medal by the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce in 1773....

Relationships (1)

Grandfather → Grand-daughter

Addresses (1)

Hammersmith, Middlesex, London, England