William Orgill

???? - 1766


Slave-owner in Jamaica, whose estate Iter Boreale and enslaved people on it, had 'come to the hands' of the Hibberts of Kingston Jamaica. Vere Langford Oliver shows him as William Nauton Orgill and his death at age 45 in 1770, but his will was proved in 1766.

  1. William Orgill was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 1650 acres of land in St George.

  2. Will of William Orgill of Beccles Suffolk [made in 1758] proved 01/12/1766. In the will he left his wife Susan an annuity of £100 p.a. and in a codicil a further £1000 over and above her entitlement under their marriage settlement, secured on his unnamed estates in Jamaica. He left the residue of his estate to his son, also William, then a minor. Genealogical sources show the birth after he made his will of a second son Naunton Thomas, later Rev. Naunton Thomas Orgill Leman, who rebuilt Brampton Hall in Suffolk and was chaplain to the Earl of Mansfield.

  3. William Orgill is named as a brother-in-law in the will of Daniel Peyton (q.v., died 1757) and father of William Orgill the younger. Therefore William's first wife and the mother of William the younger must have been Mary Peyton (Caribbeana gives her as ? Miss Le Brun).


Caribbeana Vol. III 'Orgill of Jamaica'.

  1. 'A List of landholders in the Island of Jamaica together with the number of acres each person possessed taken from the quit rent books in the year 1754', TNA CO 142/31 transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples2/1754lead.htm.

  2. PROB 11/924/80.

  3. PROB 11/828/72.

We are grateful to Maureen Norrie for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

[1] Mary Peyton [2] Susan Leman
With [1] William; with [2] Naunton

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
1759 [EA] - 1761 [LA] → Owner

Estate of William Orgill ,'come to the hands of' the Hibberts of Kingston Jamaica, as attorneys but presumably also as creditors.

1770 [EA] - 1771 [LA] → Previous owner

Belonging to the estate of William Orgill Esq and in the hands of Thomas Hibbert Sen., Thomas Hibbert Jun. and Samuel Jackson as trustees and factors.

Relationships (2)

Uncle → Nephew

Addresses (1)

Beccles, Suffolk, East Anglia, England
Notes →

Of Beccles when he made his will in 1758. His father-in-law William Leman was also of Beccles.