Peter McGarel

1789 - 28th Jun 1859

Claimant or beneficiary


Brother of Charles and John M'Garel (each of whom q.v.), and co-owner of the Uniform and Bank Hall estates in Demerara. Peter McGarel had been in Demerara at the time of the 1817 Slave Registration.

  1. Peter M'Garel esquire of Larne County Antrim subscribed £5000 to the Belfast and Ballymena railway in 1845. He was living at Main Street, Larne, in the census of 1851, with his wife Helena and brother John, occupation "magistrate" and year of marriage 1822.

  2. The will of Peter McGarel late of Larne who died 28/06/1859 at Larne was proved 01/08/1859 by Charles McGarel, effects under £80,000; he left a further £49,195 in personalty in Ireland.


T71/887 British Guiana claim nos. 2444 (Uniform) and 2468 (Bank Hall).

  1. PP. 1845 (317)(625) 'Railways.'; 1851 census online.

  2. National Probate Calendar 1859.

We are grateful to Ted Robbens for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Peter M'Garel

Will reportedly proven 01/08/1859 after his death on 28/06/1859. accessed 1/2/2011.  His wealth in Ireland at death was reportedly £49195.

Wealth at death

Associated Claims (2)

£13,417 15s 7d
£9,903 16s 11d

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
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Railway Investment
Belfast and Ballymena [184506]  

Relationships (2)


Addresses (1)

Larne, Co. Antrim, Ireland