Gregory Olive

???? - 1779


Gregory Olive of Suffolk Lane was among a group of 16 annuitants created in 1775 when each purchased an annuity from Jacob Kladen (q.v.) secured on Kladen's St Vincent property, including named enslaved people, to raise £11,000. Olive purchased an annuity of £50 p.a. in common with almost all the other subscribers. He appears to have been a merchant active in the North American trade (as partner with Sir Brook Watson in Nova Scotia and Quebec), and in the Portuguese trade, in the latter case including Newfoundland cod.

  1. Will of Gregory Olive merchant of Allhallows City of London [made in 1778] proved 14/02/1780. A codicil written in 1779 was separately probated 12/04/1782. He was buried at Poole 07/12/1779.


Deed Book 1770-1776, British Library, EAP688/1/1/25, pp. 528-540; Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 for Gregory Olive [database online]; Dictionary of Canadian Biography 'Watson, Sir Brook, political merchant', [accessed 30/11/2020].

  1. PROB 11/1061/220 and 11/1089/255.

Further Information

Married but no further details

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
1775 [EA] - 1775 [LA] → Annuitant

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

London agent
Founder subscriber
Lloyd's of London

Relationships (3)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Brother → Sister

Addresses (1)

Suffolk Lane, City of London, Middlesex, London, England