Matthew Steele

1801 - 2nd Oct 1860

Claimant or beneficiary


Partner in Murray Brothers (q.v.), of Liverpool and Georgetown, British Guiana, awarded part of the compensation for 32 enslaved people at Water Street and probably also awardee as sequestrator of Pln Henrietta and under a third smaller award in British Guiana.

  1. Will of Matthew Steele merchant of Liverpool and Seaforth who died 02/10/1860 proved 16/12/1862 by Alexander Garnett banker of Georgetown Demerary, effects under £10000.

  2. In the 1841 census, Matthew Steele aged 40 merchant born F[oreign parts] was living in St James Walk, Mount Gardens, Mount Pleasant Liverpool with wife Sophia and children Jane 7, Edward 5,  George 4, Matthew 2 and Isabella 1.

  3. In 1891, the son Matthew Steele born British Guiana aged 52 was shown living at Newton Hall, Newton Cheshire Retired Doctor of Medicine, JP and alkali manufacturer, with wife Adelaide aged 42, children (all born in England) and nephew Walter civil service cerk at Georgetown, born Georgetown, aged 22.


  1. National Probate Calendar 1862; previous grant Oct 1860.

  2. 1841 census online.

  3. 1891 census online.

Further Information

Jane, Edward, George, Matthew, Isabella
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (1)

£1,833 14s 6d

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Other partner
Murray, Brothers and Co.
West India merchant  

Relationships (3)

Business partners
Business partners
Business partners

Addresses (1)

Mount Gardens, Liverpool, Lancashire, North-west England, England