William Smith junior

???? - 21st Nov 1853

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation with his brother or cousin Thomas Smith (q.v.) for enslaved people on Bossue in Manchester Jamaica as executors and devizees in trust of their uncle Adam Smith.

  1. William Smith of Shedlaw, Northumberland, farmer, leased Burton Farm in the parish of Bamborough, 05/05/1832. He is also mentioned, along with his brother Thomas, in the Farmer's Magazine in November 1835 as a cattle breeder, "possessing a very superior stock".

  2. 04/05/1854: "Certificate of the death of William Smith of Shedlaw and of his son William Smith of East Learmouth being the eldest son and sole executor under his will which was prove in the consistory court of the Bishop of Durham". William Smith son of Shedlaw died 21st November 1853. Will dated 13th June 1846.


T71/860 Manchester no. 456 executors and devisees in trust under will of Adam Smith esq. (will proved 04/09/1815 [of Marylebone, PROB 11/1573]. T71/1190 identifies the two men as nephews of Adam Smith, and William Smith as farmer of Shedlaw, Northumberland.

  1. Grey papers at University of Durham Special Collections, GRE/X/P79 1802-1845 Farm Leases 5 May 1832; Farmer's Magazine, Vol. 3 p. 352 (November 1835).

  2. Tyne and Wear Archives, Papers of the Elliot Family, DX1441/1/9.

Further Information


Associated Claims (1)

£923 10s 4d

Associated Estates (2)

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
1815 [SY] - 1839 [LA] → Trust beneficiary
1820 [EA] - → Trustee and Executor

Relationships (2)

Nephew → Uncle
Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Shedlaw, Carham, Northumberland, Northern England, England