Oliver Calley

???? - 1774


Oliver Calley of Overtown in the parish of Wrougton Wilts. was party to a deed of 1771 under which Calley assumed a mortgage of £8000 owed by Richard Ottley and secured on an estate in St David, Tobago assumed by LBS to have been Adventure, and on land in St Vincent. Calley appears to have advanced £12,000 in total.

  1. The will of Oliver Calley of Wroughton Wiltshire proved 03/08/1774 had been made in 1764 and has no reference to lending against enslaved people.

  2. The Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre holds a 'Draft of an agreement between Oliver Calley of Overtown House and Frances Newman whereby Calley agreed to secure his long standing debts to Newman amounting to over £16,000 by means of either an assignment of West Indian plantation estates mortgaged to Calley by Richard Ottley of Argyll Street in London, or by both an assignment of a mortgage of the manor of Holnest in Dorset and the creation of an additional mortgage on Overtown Farm in the parish of Wroughton; and that Calley pay interest on the total debt at 4% per annum as from the date of the agreement.'

  3. The complex arrangements between Oliver Calley and his wife Ann, the Ottley family, Chauvet & Turquand of London and the Boddingtons of London are set out in indentures of 19/12/1786, which recite the background to the indebtedness of Richard Ottley's estates and the efforts to resolve the claims of the various creditors. Chauvet & Turquand had lent £10,000 and the Calleys had £12,000 secured on the estates, which Drewry Ottley of St Vincent had inherited under his father's will subject to these encumbrances. The Boddingtons had paid interest on the £12,000 to Ann Calley, possibly in order to supplant Chauvet & Turquand as consignees.


Vere Langford Oliver History of Antigua Vol. II pp. 372-3.

  1. PROB 11/1000/105.

  2. Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre 1178/340/2 https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/abf0be22-bc2e-4e57-8c96-d7981b340095 [accessed 06/08/2019].

  3. EAP 688 1787 Deed Book pp. 321 et seq.

Further Information


Associated Estates (1)

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
1771 [SY] - → Mortgage Holder

Oliver Calley is known to have assumed a mortgage on an estate owned by Richard Ottley in St David Tobago: LBS has inferred it to have been Adventure.

Relationships (3)

Mortgagee → Mortgagor
Husband → Wife
Assignor → Assignee

Addresses (1)

Overtown House, Wroughton, Wiltshire, Wessex, England