William Robinson of Dominica

???? - 1821


Slave-owner on Dominica, part of a wider slave-owning family, with an estate at Epsom Surrey in England. Brother of Skeffington and Alexander Robinson (each of whom q.v.).

  1. Will of William Robinson of Dominica [made in 1817 and attested in 1822] proved 17/02/1829. He left £400 each to five siblings, and the income from the estate at Epsom in Surrey which he had inherited under the will of John Robinson to his two brothers Skeffington and Alexander Robinson, with the proviso that Alexander had an interest in fee simple in the estate. He left 100 joes to Estelle Drajo [sic] a 'free mulatto' who lived with him, who was 'enceinte'. Robinson left to the unborn child his 'small coffee estate' on Dominica called Epsom Hall. His residuary heirs were his brothers Skeffington, Alexander and Thomas. In a codicil of 1821 made in London he displayed anxiety about he transmission of the English estate at Epsom and attempted to confirm its transmission to his brothers.


  1. PROB 11/1752/55

Further Information


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
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (3)

Nephew → Uncle