William Mayne

1766 - 1843

Claimant or beneficiary


In Brussels at the time of compensation, counterclaimed apparently unsuccessfully for half the compensation for the enslaved people on Lyssons estate in St Thomas-in-the-East with his wife Elizabeth or Eliza (nee Taylor), the daughter of Sir John Taylor bart. The marriage caused Eliza Taylor's uncle Simon Taylor to disown her. There has been no basis to connect the William Mayne of this award to William Mayne of Williamsfield (q.v.) in Clarendon Jamaica.

  1. Marriage of Wm Mayne and Eliza Taylor at St George Hanover Square 17/01/1805.

  2. The Simon William Mayne Captain in the Army of Bruxelles whose will was proved 26/01/1844 was the son of William Mayne and Elizabeth or Eliza Taylor. The will describes his father - still alive when the will was made in 1841 - as 'a Major-General in the Portuguese Army', and passed Simon William Mayne's 1/7th share of his parents' marriage settlement and his share of the Lyssons estate (both upon the death of his parents) to his son, William Taylor Mayne.

  3. Although there is scope for confusion, it appears that both William Mayne the father and Simon William Mayne the son died in Brussels more or less at the same time in 1843. The catalogue of the Taylor papers at the ICS gives William Mayne the father's life dates as 1766-1843, while the 'Letters of Administration for William Mayne a Captain in HM's Regiment of 1st Lifeguards but late of 11 Rue des Arts Hors de la Porte de Louvain Brussels who died 11/12/1843' that were granted 22/03/1866 to Taylor Lambard Mayne, Lt-col Half-pay, the son, must refer to William Mayne the father: Taylor Lambard Mayne was shown as the son of William Mayne and Eliza at his baptism 25/08/1824 at Swallowfield Berkshire.


T71/867 St Thomas-in-the-East no. 297. Claim by the trustees of Geo Watson Taylor by Thos McCornock (sp?) their attorney. Counterclaim from Wm Mayne at present residing in Brussels, and Elizabeth his wife [T71/1200] for one moiety of Lyssons under will of Sir J. Taylor bart. 1765. Counterclaim also from other Mayne family members, incl. Michael Elijah Impey, of Charlotte St Portland Place, m. to Elizabeth Mayne. Lyssons Estate had been owned by Sir John Taylor bart., (d. 8 May 1786) father of Sir [Simon] Richard Brissett Taylor (1783 or 1785 to 18 May 1815). Sir Simon Richard Brissett Taylor was heir to his uncle Simon Taylor's (d. 1813) fortune, which then went to George Watson Taylor's wife. Wm Mayne had married in 1805 Sir Simon Richard Brissett Taylor's sister, Elizabeth, who was cut off by Simon Taylor as a result: Plantation Life in the Caribbean Part 1: Jamaica c.1765-1848: The Taylor and Vanneck-Arcedeckne Papers from Cambridge University Library and the ICSI.

  1. Ancestry.com, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]

  2. PROB 11/1991/387; National Probate Calendar 1866.

  3. http://www.ulrls.lon.ac.uk/resources/ICS120.pdf [accessed 22/07/2014]; Ancestry.com England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 [database online].

Further Information

Elizabeth Taylor
Simon William;

Associated Claims (1)

£9,167 5s 9d
Unsuccessful claimant (Legatee)

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
1817 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (2)

Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Son-in-law → Father-in-law

Addresses (1)

11 Rue des Arts, Hors de la Porte de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium