William Chenery

1781 - 1845

Claimant or beneficiary


Barbados merchant, in partnership with John Fuller and Christopher Fuller.

  1. The will of Thomas Chenery [late of George's Place Holloway but now] of Barbados proved 07/02/1837 shows the testator as the brother of William Chenery and Charles Chenery (each of whom q.v.) and of the deceased John Chenery (q.v.).

  2. William Chenery was bruied in St Michael, Barbados, 05/10/1845 aged 64.

  3. In his will, written in 1843 and proved in 1846, William Chenery stated his effects in the trade of hardware merchant and retailer in Roebuck Street, Bridgetown, were to be sold by his executors. The sole beneficiaries were his four natural daughters Sarah Ann, Elizabeth, Caroline and Sarah Maria Chenery and his esteemed friend Catharine Nanton.


  1. PROB 11/1872/118.

  2. Familysearch.org, Barbados, Church Records, 1637-1849 [database online].

  3. PROB 11/1872/118.

We are grateful to Peter Selley for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information


PROB 11/1872/118 - precis.

William Chenery of the parish of St Michael and Island of Barbados Esquire.

My executors to dispose of all the stock, goods and effects which I may die possessed of in the trade or business of hardware merchant and retailer now carried on by me in Roebuck Street, Bridgetown, Barbados.

All my estate to my natural daughters Sarah Ann Chenery, Elizabeth Chenery, Caroline Chenery and Sarah Maria Chenery and my esteemed friend Catharine Nanton in equal shares as tenants in common, the share of the said Sarah Maria Chenery to become vested in her at the age of 21 years.

Sarah Ann Chenry, Elizabeth Chenery and Caroline Chenery to be executrixes.

Signed 22/07/1843.

Proved at London 18/04/1846.

Hardware merchant and retailer

Associated Claims (4)

£38 16s 9d
Awardee (Judgement creditor)
£244 13s 9d
£151 9s 5d
£650 11s 1d

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
1820 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Fuller, Son & Chenery
West India merchant - Barbados  

Relationships (3)

Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law