William Henry Rowland Irby

13th Mar 1784 - 24th Oct 1842

Claimant or beneficiary


William Henry Rowland Irby (1784-1842), inherited estates in Antigua from his mother Mary Blackman.

  1. Born 13/03/1784, parents were Hon. William Henry Irby (whose will was proved 07/07/1830) and Mary Blackman (daughter of Rowland Blackman of Antigua).

  2. Attended Eton College and St John's College, Oxford, where he matriculated 28/05/1801 and gained an MA in 1803. His entry in Cambridge University Alumni states, "Well known on the turf."

  3. Death of W.H. Irby at Newmarket: cousin of Lord Boston "and a constant frequenter of Newmarket meetings".


T71/877 Antigua claim no. 348 (Mount Lucy or Blackman's); T71/898 Barbados claim no. 3168 (Hannah's).

  1. http://thepeerage.com/p14635.htm [accessed 04/04/2012]; will of Hon. William Henry Irby of Farnham Royal proved 07/07/1830, PROB 11/1773/428. In a codicil to the will of 1820, William Henry Irby granted an annuity of £200 p.a. to his daughter Augusta Priscilla, widow of Sir William Langham of Cottesbrooke, expressing regret that high taxes following the Napoleonic wars and 'many other calamities attendant upon West India property' (e.g. poor harvests, hurricanes) prevented him providing for her more fully without injuring the property he was leaving to his son: he expressed his hope that the estate would recover to support the heavy indebtedness on them.

  2. Ancestry.com, Cambridge University Alumni 1261-1900 [database online]: "Adm. Fell.-Com. (age 17) at ST JOHN'S, May 28, 1801. [Only] s. of the Hon. William [Henry] [and Mary, dau. of Rowland Blackman, of Antigua]. B. [Mar. 13, 1784], in Marylebone, London. [School, Eton.] Matric. Michs. 1801; M.A. 1803. Well known on the turf. Died Oct. 24, 1842. Nephew of Frederick (1767)."

  3. Times 26/10/1842 p. 3: 'Sporting Intelligence'.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
W.H.Rowland Irby
St Johns (Cambridge) [1801-1803 ]

Associated Claims (2)

£2,043 7s 10d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£4,592 13s 6d

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
1832 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Joint owner
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1824 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Joint owner
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (1)

Son → Father