William Wharton Rawlins

???? - 9th Dec 1840

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of Stedman Rawlins II of St Kitts (q.v.).  Resident planter.  Claimed as trustee of (his mother-in-law) Margaret Bayford and on his own account on two estates in St Kitts: he lost out to his brother-in-law John Bayford in both, in the first of which Bayford was executor of Margaret Bayford's will (proved in 1825, when she was described as widow) and in the second of which Bayford was trustee of the marriage settlement of Rawlins with Margaret Bayford (John Bayford's sister). Member of Council in St Kitts at the time of his third daughter's marriage in 1845.

  1. Marriage of William Wharton Rawlins and Margaret Bayford St Marylebone 15/11/1804. Margaret Sophia Rawkins, daughter of William Wharton Rawlins and Margaret, was born 05/10/1806 and baptised 15/11/1806 in Egham, Surrey. Harriet Elizabeth Rawlins, same parents, was born 07/02/1810 and baptised 19/03/1810 in Marylebone. Louisa Frances Wharton Rawlins, same parents, was baptised in St Gregory by St Paul, City of London, died 27/05/1852 in St Kitts. Louisa was born 24/12/1811 and married Robert Murray Rumsey 12/12/1844 in St Kitts. She died 26/06/1852 in St Kitts, wife of Robert Murray Rumsey, Colonial Secretary, soon after giving birth to a son. Theodore Edward Rawlins, son of William Wharton Rawlins and Margaret, was baptised 14/11/1813 in Elstree, Hertfordshire.


T71/869 and T71/1295 St Kitts Nos. 420 and 658. Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919) vol. 5 pp. 97-103, 'Rawlins of St Kitts'.

  1. Ancestry.com, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]; England and Wales Christening Records 1530-1906; Ancestry.com, London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online]. The Spectator 25/01/1845 p. 9; 26/06/1862 p. 9.

We are grateful to Clif Knight for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Margaret Bayford
Margaret Sophia (1806-), Harriet Elizabeth (1810-), Louisa Frances (1811-1852), Theodore (1813-)

Associated Claims (2)

£65 2s 11d
£5,046 11s 3d
Unsuccessful claimant

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
1828 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Trustee
1796 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (6)

Son-in-law → Mother-in-law
Beneficiary of Trust → Trustee
Son → Father
Uncle → Niece