George Kirlew

???? - 1854

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Attorney and slave-owner in Jamaica, returning to England in the mid-1830s with his wife Ann nee Bruce, a woman of mixed heritage. George Kirlew was living at The Mount York in 1841 aged 55 'Dividends and Interest' with his wife Ann 45 born Jamaica, and still at the same address in 1851 when he was shown as aged 70 born Hemingbro Yorks. again with his wife Ann aged 54 (born Jamaica). His will proved 15/03/1855 is however silent on Jamaica property.

  1. As a result of the Chancery case of [Edward] Kirlew v [Richard] Richardson, the creditors of Henry Kirlew formerly of Broad Street, Ratcliffe and late of Phoenix Park Jamaica who died c. December 1829 and of George Kirlew late of Union Place City Road who died c. February 1820 were invited to come forward. These men were connected with George Kirlew of Westmoreland Jamaica: Henry Kirlew was the son of George Kirlew of Union Place, and in his will made in 1829 and proved 22/04/1830 Henry Kirlew 'gentleman of Phoenix Park Westmoreland Jamaica' left his property in Yorkshire and at Union Place to George Kirlew of Jamaica, whom he did not further identify in his will.

  2. The legatees under the will of Henry Kirlew were George Kirlew and Ann Bruce spinster, both of Phoenix Park Westmoreland. George Kirlew and Ann Bruce married in Jamaica in 1835: she had been identified as a child of colour on her baptism in 1796.


Sources

PROB 11/2208/226; http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/kirlewbiog.htm [accessed 13/05/2019].

  1. London Gazette 18808 31/05/1831 p. 1057. Genealogical sources show him as the cousin of George Kirlew (d. 1820).

  2. PROB 11/1770/111; "George Kirlew of the parish of Westmoreland, bachelor, and Ann Bruce of this parish, spinster, were married by license 9 July 1835 by me Thomas Stewart, Rector." Vol. 1, p.173, entry 60. Jamaican Parish Records 1826-1839 Vol. I & 2, Marriages (FHL int'l film #1,291,727); and Westmoreland Parish Records Vol. 1, 1739 to 1825 (Part 4 of FHL Int'l film 1224000 p.110) listing Ann Bruce as being baptized on 31 Aug 1796 and as a child of colour, both found at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/kirlewbiog.htm [accessed 13/05/2019].


Further Information

Absentee?
Transatlantic
Spouse
Ann Bruce

Associated Claims (9)

£89 11s 8d
Awardee
£474 13s 7d
Awardee
£202 15s 4d
Awardee
£2,756 3s 7d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases (Mortgagee)
£303 15s 9d
Awardee
£296 14s 9d
Awardee
£24 18s 1d
Awardee
£1,297 0s 1d
Awardee (Receiver)
£19 10s 10d
Awardee

Associated Estates (18)

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
1825 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Receiver
1817 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Not known
1817 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Receiver
1817 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1820 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Executor
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1820 [EA] - → Executor
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Administrator
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Trustee
1817 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - → Guardian
1817 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Town house
The Beech House [Purchased] 
description →
The Beech House, at The Mount in York, was bought by George Kirlew before 1838. Now the Mount Royale...

Relationships (2)

Extra-marital relationships
Notes →
Later...
Legatee → Testator

Addresses (1)

The Mount, York, Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England