William Wilson Currey

???? - 1845

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for Goshen and Longhill Pen in St Elizabeth Jamaica as trustees with Henry Leach, John Frederick Leach and Edward Leach (each of whom q.v.) as 'Trustees of a marriage settlement for £1500 sterling 20 Oct 1792 being one year arrears of two annuities and for future monies' and as 'surviving mortgagees and also surviving and continuing trustees of a marriage settlement for the accruing interest on and £10,000'. 

  1. The marriage settlement appears to have been that of Francis George Smyth (q.v.), who was the original claimant (and Currey's brother-in-law). Francis George Smyth's sister, Catherine (the two were reportedly children of John Smyth of Durrant, Devon, but there is a conflicting genealogy for Francis George Smyth in Caribbeana Vol. II), had married Abraham Leach (1763-1843) of Pembrokeshire in 1793. Edward, Henry and John Frederick Leach were the sons of Abraham Leach and Catherine Smyth; Abraham Leach was Mayor of Pembroke in 1802. 

  2. William Wilson Currey of Cheshire was admitted pensioner at Queens' Cambridge Dec. 3 1788; matriculated Lent 1790, BA 1793 MA 1798. He married Thomasina Smyth 05/12/1799, when he was shown as of Thornton, Chester. Will of William Wilson Currey of Thornton Chester proved 26/02/1845.



T71/870 St Elizabeth no. 103. 

  1. Roland Thorne M.A., 'The Leach Family of Castlemartin', The Pembrokeshire Historian No. 7 1981 pp. 29-51. 

  2. Ancestry.com, Cambridge University Alumni 1261-1900 [database online]; Ancestry.com, Wiltshire, England, Extracted Parish Records, 1538-1812 [database online]; PROB 11/12012.



Further Information

Thomasina Smyth
Cambridge (Queens') [1790-1793 ]

Associated Claims (1)

£7,616 17s 0d
Awardee (Trustee)

Relationships (3)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law

Addresses (1)

Childer Thornton, Chester, Cheshire, North-west England, England