Richard Hillary

???? - 1803


Liverpool and Jamaica merchant and slave-owner, from a Liverpool Quaker family and brother of Sir William Hillary (q.v.). Both his brother William and sister Mary have entries in the ODNB, the latter of which describes her father as a Jamaican plantation owner.

  1. Will of Richard Hillary [now] of Liverpool [but shortly to undertake a voyage to Jamaica] [made 25/02/1801] proved 26/05/1804. He left his warehouse in Atherton Street in Liverpool to his sister Mary Hillary, together with his estate Bambridge Hall near Aisgarth, the latter of which his brother William Hillary was entitled to take instead on payment of £1000 to their sister Mary. He left all his real and personal property in Jamaica and his personalty in England to his brother William.

  2. He was a member of the Jamaica House of Assembly at the time of his death.

We are grateful to Steven Carter for his assistance in compiling this entry.


Plaskitt, Emma. "Rolls [née Hillary], Mary (1781/2–1835), poet." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 23 Sep. 2004; Accessed 24 Jan. 2020.

  1. PROB 11/1408/307.

  2. Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire, p.516. United Kingdom: Burke's Peerage Limited., 1848.

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
- 1803 [LA] → Not known

Adelphi is shown against the estate of Isaac L. Winn or Wynn in the Slave Registers and Almanacs before and after his death c. 1808. His will refers to a Chancery suit in which the parties were either of both Richard Hillary and his brother Sir William Hillary, who in turn were in a suit brought by the Hibberts concerning an advance of the Adelphi estate of £19,607 15s 8d. Sir William Hillary absconded in 1808 in face of his debts.

Relationships (3)

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Sir William Hillary inherited his brother's Jamaica property....
Son → Father
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In 1764 Richard Hillary Sr. married Hannah, daughter of George Wynne Esq by Elizabeth Lascelles of Yorkshire, by whom he had Richard Jr., William, late baronet, and...
Nephew → Uncle
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Hannah, the sister of Isaac Lascelles Winn, married Richard Hillary Sr. on 07/11/ 1764. See Janet Gleeson, The Lifeboat Baronet: Launching the RNLI. The History Press,...

Addresses (1)

Liverpool, Lancashire, North-west England, England
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In Liverpool when he made his will in 1801, just before a voyage to Jamaica where he died in 1803.