George Reid junior

1780 - 1827

Business connection of a claimant or beneficiary


Son of George Reid of Watlington Hall Norfolk (George Reid senior (q.v.)) and of Elizabeth Lydia Reid (q.v.), and son-in-law of Sir Charles Oakeley of Madras, who financed George Reid junior in his partnership with Philip Castel Sherard and then with Roger Kynaston. The debt of £10,000 owed to Oakeley was the subject of litigation after George Reid jun.'s death.

  1. Married Louisa Oakeley, 4th daughter of Sir Charles Oakeley, in 1805, when he was shown as George Reid son of George Reid of Watlington Hall.  Kynaston was another son-in-law of Sir Charles Oakeley.

  2. The Jamaica Almanacs show Friendship as George Reid senior, and Bunkers Hill as George Reid junior 1820-1824, then both are simply George Reid in 1825 and beyond.

  3. Geo Reid junior was son-in-law of Sir Charles Oakeley (Governor of Madras), was part-financed by Sir Charles Oakeley, and was in partnership with Roger Kynaston, a second son-in-law; Reid junior died c. Jan 1827 Jamaica. Will of George Reid of Brightlingsea Lodge Essex proved 30/05/1827.  In the will he left his wife Eliza £500 and an annuity of £400 p.a. over and above that provided in their marriage settlement. He left his sugar plantations of Bunkers Hill and Friendship in trust with the profits from them to be divided into 13 shares, with each of his four sons to have 2 shares and each of his face daughters to have one share. 

  4. Georgina Ann Reid, George Reid and Louisa Oakeley's daughter, married Rev. Sir William Nigel Gresley 1831; another (unnamed) daughter) married Sir Thomas Davies Lloyd in 1846.  'George Reid [father of Georgina Ann] was descended from the Reids of Collistown Aberdeenshire and his father was one of the richest commoners in England from his Jamaica estates, and rented Watlington Hall in Norfolk.  His mother was a Miss Myers, said to have been connected with the Portuguese Royal Family of Braganza.'


  1. William Courthope (ed.), Debrett's Baronetage of England ([7th ed.], London, J. G. & F. Rivington, 1835) p. 242.

  2. Jamaica Almanacs 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824 and 1826.

  3. Times 11/05/1836 p. 6 House of Lords appeal Oakeley v Pasheller; PROB 11/1726/331.

  4. Dod's Peerage 1872; Collections for A History of Staffordshire [accessed 01/05/2011].

Further Information

Louisa Oakeley
Georgina Ann
West India merchant

Associated Claims (1)

£2,793 18s 4d
Other association

Associated Estates (8)

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
1804 [EA] - 1827 [LA] → Owner
1828 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Previous owner
1823 [EA] - → Other

Purchased all the enslaved people on this estate.

1823 [EA] - 1827 [LA] → Owner
1828 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Previous owner
1819 [SY] - → Other

Purchaser of enslaved people from this estate.

1820 [EA] - → Other

Purchaser of enslaved people from this estate.

1820 [EA] - → Other

Purchaser of enslaved people

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

George Reid & Co.
West India merchant  

Relationships (8)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Notes →
George Reid jun. married Louisa Oakeley, Roger Kynaston married Georgiana Oakeley, daughters of Sir Charles Oakeley, father of Edward Oakeley...
Son → Father
Brother → Sister
Son → Mother
Father → Daughter
Business partners

Addresses (1)

Brightlingsea Lodge, Essex, South-east England, England