Michael White II

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Claimant or beneficiary


Michael White II, son and executor of Michael White of Montserrat (d. 1785) (q.v. under Michael White I) was left the Petit Bordelle estate on St Vincent under the will of Jacob Kladen (q.v), and appears in the Slave Registers for Petit Bordelle as Michael White senior. 'Michael White senior' was also specified in the 1834 registration for Mount Alexander on St Vincent. Michael White II in turn had a son also named Michael, so that there is potential room for confusion on the family, compounded by what appear to be errors in the family tree shown by Vere Langford Oliver. LBS has tentatively associated two claims in Montserrat and the claim under Antigua No. 111 with Michael White II, although Vere Langford Oliver suggests this latter was Michael White III.

  1. Michael White, along with Eliza Hamilton White and her sister Lydia White, counterclaimed for compensation on Tomlinson's estate in Antigua for a legacy from Penelope Tomlinson of '£182 8s 2d and upwards'. Michael White was awarded compensation of £190 14s 4d but Eliza and Lydia were not listed as awardees. As the will of Penelope Tomlinson (d. 1806) bequeaths legacies of £100 each to Eliza and Lydia but none to Michael White, it seems likely he was their representative rather than claiming as a legatee in his own right. Michael White also counter-claimed for two connected awards on Montserrat.


Langford Vere Oliver, History of the Island of Antigua (London, Mitchell and Hughes, 1894) Vol. 3 pp. 139-140 ('Pedigree of Tomlinson') and pp. 224-227 ('Pedigree of White'). See Mary White of Baker Street for an account of the possible confusion in Oliver flowing from the great age (105) at which Mary White nee Tomlinson died.

  1. T71/877 Antigua claim no. 111 (Tomlinson's).

Associated Claims (4)

£2,220 8s 11d
Awardee (Legatee)
£3,425 2s 2d
Unsuccessful claimant (Executor or executrix)
£1,772 0s 3d
Unsuccessful claimant (Executor or executrix)
£2,061 12s 8d
Unsuccessful claimant (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (3)

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
1797 [EA] - 1797 [LA] → Buyer

Under a deed of 02/10/1797, William Alexander as Provost Marshal conveyed to Edward Sharpe and Samuel Bridgmore Windsor as trustees for Michael White an unnamed estate of 491 acres and 154 named enslaved people in St Patrick on St Vincent. The deed summarised the background, in which in consequence of judgements against William White, son and heir at law of Michael White deceased, the estate and people had been placed at auction and the highest bidder had been Michael White (for £900, implying significant debt and other encumbrances on the estate). LBS has inferred this to have been Belleisle, and the bidder to have been Michael White II. Although naming practices led to many duplicated names in captivity, a number of the names of the enslaved people in this deed recur in the 1817 Slave Register for Petit Bordelle and Sharpe's, then owned by Michael White II; others appear on Belleisle then owned by Samuel Greatheed. Deed Book 1800, British Library, EAP688/1/1/11, https://eap.bl.uk/archive-file/EAP688-1-1-11 p. 360 et seq.

1830 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Shown as Michael White senior

1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Shown as Michael White senior

Relationships (5)

Legatee → Testator
Son → Father
Father → Daughter
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Son → Mother
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