Mathias Kitchen

???? - 1787


Mathias Kitchen of Mile End was an investor in annuities secured on 'slave-property'. He was among a group of individuals purchasing, for a total of £15,000, annuities from John Mills secured on the latter's estates and enslaved people on Nevis in 1774, when for £500 he bought an annuity of £50 p.a. on his own life (aged 51) and that of his wife (aged 41). In a second such investment, he 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, when Kitchen purchased an annuity of £50 p.a. in common with almost all the other subscribers, on the lives of himself and his wife Elizabeth.

  1. The death at Mile-end of Captain Mathias Kitchen, 'many years Commander of a ship in the Jamaica trade' was reported 24/09/1787.


Common Records 1775-1776, British Library, EAP794/1/1/15, pp. 65-94; Deed Book 1770-1776, British Library, EAP688/1/1/25, pp. 528-530.

  1. The Times Monday 24/09/1787 Pg. 4 Iss. 857 Col. C,

Further Information


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] - 1775 [LA] → Annuitant
1774 [EA] - 1774 [LA] → Annuitant

Addresses (1)

Mile End, London, Middlesex, London, England