Sir William Byam of Cedar Hill

???? - 1869

Claimant or beneficiary


Appearing in the compensation records as William Byam, but later becoming Sir William Byam. Of Cedar Hill Antigua and of Westwood, near South Stoneham Southampton, President of Island Council, son of Edward Byam (1767-1795) and brother of Lt Gen. Edward Byam (b. c 1794); m. 1814 Martha daughter of Thomas Rogers. Awarded the compensation for Cedar Hill on Antigua as owner and for two more estates on Antigua as trustee and executor of Thomas Rogers (q.v.), his father-in-law. Very probably also the same William Byam acting as executor in Antigua no. 271.

  1. Veteran of the Peninsular War and of Waterloo. 'Cedar Hill, the seat of Martin [sic] Byam, with its long avenues of white cedars struck me as being a very delectable place; Byam was an Eton boy, and having fought through the Peninsula hung up his sword non sine gloria, retired to his patrimony and determined to live like a gentleman.'

  2. Will of Sir William Byam, knight who died 05/07/1869 at Westwood proved 09/09/1869, effects under £1000, double probate passed at the Principal Registry January 1873.


John Burke, Baronetage of England (1824) Vol. 1 'Thomas of Yapton Place', pp. 484-492.

  1. Janet Bromley, and David Bromley Wellington's Men Remembered (2012) Vol. I; Henry Nelson Coleridge Six Months in the West Indies (1825) p. 249.

  2. National Probate Calendar 1869.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
William Byam
Martha Rogers
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (3)

£2,683 7s 11d
Awardee (Trustee)
£2,149 3s 10d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£1,967 12s 4d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

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
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (6)

Other relatives
Notes →
Great grandson and great...
Son → Father
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Executor → Testator

Addresses (1)

Westwood, South Stoneham, Southampton, Hampshire, Wessex, England