William Wharton of St Kitts

???? - 1784


Slave-owner on St Kitts. The will of William Wharton was litigated in Rawlins v Goldfrap. In 1800 the account of that case (after the death of Stedman Rawlins in 1793 and his wife Elizabeth Taylor Rawlins in 1797) showed that Wharton had left his estates in trust to pay the income to his sons-in-law Stedman Rawlins and John George Goldfrap for the lives of their respective wives, Elizabeth Taylor nee Wharton and Sarah nee Wharton. The suit had originally been launched to enable Stedman Rawlins and his wife to obtain the interest on half of William Wharton's estate (the half given as worth £21,244 11s 8d) to support their children.


Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery ...1799-1801 (1803) Vol. V, 'Rawlins v Goldfrap 1800.'

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Married but no further details
Elizabeth Taylor; Sarah

Relationships (2)

Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Father-in-law → Son-in-law