Charles Ashwell of Grenada

1756 - 1798


Charles Ashwell was among the signatories of the 1781 address of Tobago residents to Lt-Governor Ferguson, and was Deputy Clerk of the Council there c. 1774. However, he was shown in the 1790s as the owner of three estates - Madey, Belvedera and La Fortune - in Grenada and a fourth, called Kingston, in St Vincent. He received £16,000 in Exchequer loans in 1797 which he failed to service. He died 18/02/1798 aged 42 late of Ayot St Lawrence in the county of Hertford. His widow Frances Elizabeth nee Whitehouse married James Deacon Hume (q.v.), who was awarded the compensation for the enslaved people on La Fortune in the 1830s.


Caribbeana Vol. III, pp. 20-21, 'Ashwell of Grenada'

Further Information

Frances Elizabeth

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
- 1798 [LA] → Owner
- 1798 [LA] → Owner

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James Deacon Hume married Frances Elizabeth nee Whitehouse the widow of Charles...