Shute Shrimpton Yeamans

1721 - 1769


Owner of an estate identified as Yeamans on Antigua. In 1817 Samuel Athill for himself as proprietor and as attorney to David Stoddart Greenough, David Hyslop and W.H. Sumner the other proprietors registered 104 people on the estate of the late Shute Shrimpton Yeamans deceased. Possibly the Yeamans who was the original purchaser in St Vincent of Lots No. 133 (26 acres, later part of Harmony Hall) and No. 137 (147 acres, which became Prospect).

  1. Will of Shute Shrimpton Yeamans of Richmond, Surrey proved 30/09/1769. In the will he left his farm called Chelsea near Boston to his son Shute, and his other property in Britain, North America and on Antigua in trust for his sons Shute and John, then minors. The property passed to his (Shute Shrimpton Yeamans' step-aunts), Mary Chauncy, Sarah Greenhough and Mehitabel Hyslop (all nee Stoddart).

  2. The step-aunts and David Stoddart Greenough and William Hyslop Sumner all formed part of a Boston mercantile nexus.


T71/245 pp. 312-315. William Greenough had been a trustee and executor of Shute Shrimpton Yeamans will. William Hyslop Sumner, Memoir of Increase Sumner: Governor of Massachusetts by his Son (Boston, 1854), p. 65, which details the transmission of US property and mentions the Antiguan estate but not the enslaved people; Charles Shephard, Historical Account of the island of St Vincent Appendix XX following John Byres' plan of 1776.

  1. PROB 11/951/311.

  2. The David Stoddart Greenough papers are held at the Massachusetts Historical Society, [accessed 09/02/2015].

Further Information

Shute; John

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
- 1769 [EY] → Owner

Addresses (1)

Richmond, Surrey, London, England