Robert Waterton

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Claimant or beneficiary


Robert Waterton, son of Christopher and Anne Waterton (each of whom q.v.), awarded the compensation for several relatively small claims in British Guiana but also the owner of the La Jalousie and Friendship estates there, the compensation for which was paid to the Liverpool merchants Sandbach Tinne. His cousin, the naturalist Charles Waterton (q.v.), had run the estates of his family in Demerara c. 1805-1812.

  1. Robert Watertown [sic], son of Christopher and Anne Watertown, was born 13/04/1801 and baptised 22/04/1801 in Bath, Somerset, in a Catholic ceremony.

  2. Will of Robert Waterton ['born in England but at present residing on'] Plantation La Jalousie [Demerara and Essequibo] proved 10/02/1838. In the will he left his property in England to his brothers and sisters, George, Henry, Agnes ['Miss Waterton'] and Mrs [Matilda] Jerningham, who also appeared in the claims for La Jalousie. He left the property connected with Woodlands in Yorkshire and the estate itself to his brother George. In a codicil he made further provisions for monetary legacies to connections in Demerara and asked that Mr John Hunter at present manager of Pln Haags Bosch and formerly overseer on La Jalousie should be appointed manager at La Jalousie.


T71/885 British Guiana no. 693; ODNB online, Yolanda Foote, 'Waterton, Charles (1782-1865), naturalist.'

  1., England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 [database online].

  2. PROB 11/1891/264.

Further Information

Anne Mary Edmonstone
Edmund (1830-1887)
Stonyhurst College [1796-1801 ]
Roman Catholic

Associated Claims (5)

£257 19s 0d
£353 18s 10d
£7,300 3s 10d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Sequestrator)
£4,261 15s 3d
Awardee (Sequestrator)
£15,482 14s 8d
Unsuccessful claimant (Owner-in-fee)

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
1823 [SY] - 1838 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (4)

Son → Mother
Son → Father
Brother → Sister
First Cousins

Addresses (1)

Woodlands, Adwick Le Street, Doncaster, Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England