Samuel Bean

1732 - 1815


Samuel Bean 'of London' was owner of Castle Hill sugar estate in St Thomas-in-the-East, Jamaica, in 1775. Samuel Bean of Lawrence Pountney Lane was bankrupt in 1772, the commission renewed in 1802. The Samuel Bean who died at Richmond in 1815 and who was an assignee of half the Richmond estate in Demerara was the same man as the bankrupt London merchant, and LBS has in turn inferred that the latter was the owner of Castle Hill.

  1. In the will of Samuel Bean of Richmond Surrey proved 03/02/1815, he said that he had lent his second son Charles Bean between £8,000 and £10,000 to purchase Richmond Plantation in Demerara, and that Charles Bean had assigned half the plantation to him to secure the debt. He asked his son to remit to his [Charles'] mother Martha the interest on this loan. No other assets were specified in the will.

  2. Samuel Bean of Richmond was buried at St Peter, Petersham 09/01/1815.


London Gazette 11275 15/08/1772 p. 3; 15481 18 May 1802 p.517. The identification of the two Samuel Beans as the same man is cemented by the baptism in 1778 at St Laurence Pountney of George Bean, son of Samuel and Martha Bean.

  1. PROB 11/1565/44.

  2., London, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2003 for Samuel Bean Parishes not in a Borough St Peter, Petersham 1815 [database online].

Further Information

Charles; George

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
1775 [EA] - → Owner
1814 [EA] - 1814 [LA] → Assignee

In his will made in 1814 Samuel Bean said that he advanced £8-10,000 to his son Charles to buy the Richmond Plantation in Demerara, and that Charles had assigned him half the property as security.

Relationships (2)

Father → Son
Notes →
Inferred by...
Business partners

Addresses (1)

Richmond, Surrey, London, England