Adam Young

1770 - 1846


London merchant, partner in G.& A. Young and Sims (q.v., under 'William and Jacob Sims'), which appears to have been mortgagees of Golden Vale in Portland and failed c. 1821. An Adam Young of Blackheath, which might be this man or might be his nephew by succession, was also counterclaimant as trustee of a marriage settlement of 1806 on Blue Mountain in Manchester.

  1. Will of Adam Young of (Vanbrugh Field) Greenwich Kent proved 10/06/1846 (but made 14/10/1839). In the will, Young left his estate, including 'all my interest in a certain plantation situate and being in the Island of Jamaica called Golden Vale and any other estate in the said Island in which I have or may derive or be entitled to any interest from' to his 'dear nephew', Adam Young junior of Lee Road Blackheath Park, the son of his deceased brother David Young. In 1841 Adam Young insurance broker aged was living at Lee Road Blackheath with an unnamed wife and four children. In the same census, Adam Young, age 70, of independent means, was living at Vanburgh [sic] Fields, Greenwich.

  2. Burial of Adam Young Esq. of Vanbrugh Fields 29/05/1846 at St Alphege Greenwich.

  3. Adam Young, Esq., of Vanbrugh Fields, was a subscriber to the Blackheath Auxilliary Society in 1812.


  1. PROB 11/2038/192; 1841 census online.

  2., London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online].

  3. An account of the proceedings at the Green Man Inn, Blackheath on Saturday, February 22nd, 1812 p. 61 accessed via Googlebooks, [accessed 08/09/2015].

Further Information


Associated Claims (2)

£2,446 9s 8d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Trustee)
£6,779 7s 3d
Other association

Associated Estates (6)

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] - → Joint owner
1834 [EA] - → Trustee
1820 [EA] - → Joint owner
1831 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Not known
1831 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1817 [EA] - → Not known

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)


Relationships (1)

Business partners

Addresses (1)

Vanbrugh Fields, Greenwich, Kent, London, England