William Ellice

1781 - 1822


MP for Great Grimsby 1807-1812. Son of Alexander Ellice of Mark Lane (q.v.) and under his father's will assigned [unspecified] estates in Demerary valued by his father at £50,000 on condition that he give up his share in the 'house in Mark Lane', i.e. the mercantile firm of Phyn, Ellice. The estates in Demerary have not yet been identified, but W. Ellice was shown as the owner of Kitty estate in 1817.

  1. The History of Parliament entry details his early career in Canada after which, '[r]eturning to England on his father's death, when he acquired his father's Caribbean assets, he was a partner in the family firm of Phyn, Ellice and Inglis, but overshadowed by his brother Edward.' The entry gives his date of death as 1822.


  1. R.G. Thorne, 'Ellice, William (?1781-1822) of Park Street Grosvenor Square', http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1790-1820/member/ellice-william-1781-1822 [accessed 30/12/2014].

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] - 1817 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

West India interest 
election →
Great Grimsby Lincolnshire
1807 - 1812

Relationships (1)

Son → Father

Addresses (1)

East Sheen, Surrey, South-east England, England