William Hine

???? - 1840

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. William Hine Esquire of Trelawny married Mary, eldest daughter of John Morris of Prosper Pen, 20/05/1817 at Prosper Pen in Hanover. Two baptisms of their children in Kingston: Mary Morris (1818) and Eliza Ann (1820).

  2. Will of William Hine of Cornwall Jamaica [made in 1834] proved 24/03/1841. In the will he said that his unfortunate brother John had been in a deranged state of mind for many years, and had lived under his [William's] care and attention on Hampshire for the past ten years: John had seventeen apprentices and 100 acres of 'mountain land'. William Hine acknowledged 4 reputed sons, James, John, Daniel and Charles, to whom he left 7 acres of land at Salt Marsh Wharf, and in each case the services during Apprenticeship of one named woman and her children (as he did for his reputed daughter Sarah Earl). He left monetary legacies to be paid from the compensation money when received to these five natural children, to Sarah Hine their mother and to William, another reputed son on Dundee estate. He said that his late uncle, also named William Hine, had left a piece of land on the estate known as Brae to Sarah Hine, who had refused to move there, and he left her instead land at Reserve. He had three daughters (identified as Mary Morris Hine, Eliza Ann Hine and Ann Grace Hine) under the care of Sir John Gordon in Edinburgh, whom he had been supporting with money held by Hartleys of Whitehaven, and he left them the interest on his holding of 31/2% consols and the funds at Hartleys.

  3. Eliza Anne, the second daughter of William Hine of Hampshire, Trelawny in Jamaica, married 1841 Sir John Rose Cormack, physician to the Hertford British Hospital Paris and originally an Edinburgh physician. His youngest daughter Anne Grace married the Rev. Walter L. Colvin, minister of Cramond 22/10/1844, by which time William Hine was 'the late'.


  1. Royal Gazette of Jamaica 07/06/1817; Familysearch.org, Jamaica, Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

  2. PROB 11/1942/359.

  3. British Medical Journal May 20 1882 p. 761 Obituaries; Wigtownshire Pages: Wigtownshire Free Press Marriage Notices transcribed by Diana Henry and compiled by Randy Chapple http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~leighann/wfp/marriages/8.html [accessed 31/12/2010].

We are grateful to Peter Selley for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Mary Morris
Eliza Anne, Anne Grace; Mary Morris

Associated Claims (3)

£2,041 8s 5d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£390 12s 4d
£420 10s 1d

Associated Estates (4)

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
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1827 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Trustee and Executor
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Committee
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Trustee and Executor

Relationships (2)

Nephew → Uncle
Notes →
Inferred relationship: in the will of William Hine he spoke of his brother John, of disturbed mind, of whom he had care and who owned 17 apprentices and 100 acres of mountain land, and of his own...