Samuel Byam Athill

1758 - 1832


Samuel Byam Athill, husband of Mary Lynch, leased Nicholas Lynch's estate to William Henry Fremantle, John Bishop, Samuel Turner and Charles Turner, apparently as part of the marriage settlement of [his son] Capt. James Athill [1790-1825] with Miss Selina Bishop. It has been inferred that this was the estate on which he registered 364 enslaved people as proprietor in 1817. Samuel Byam Athill was the father of Maria Turner (nee Athill) and father-in-law of Charles Turner (each of whom q.v.).

  1. Witness to the 1789-1790 Committee on the Slave Trade, when he said he was born on Antigua, left it 1764-1779, member of the Assembly for 5 years, and appointed a counsellor 1786. 'Possesses two estates in Antigua.'


Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection of Hamilton College, p. 290 M503; T71/245 pp. 304-312.

  1. Dr Samuel Athill, Abridgement of the Minutes of the Evidence: Taken Before a Committee of the Whole Consider the Slave Trade Vol. II part 2 (1790) p.119 et seq.

Further Information

Mary Lynch

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
1780 [SY] - 1808 [EY] → Joint owner
1808 [SY] - 1828 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (5)

Father → Daughter
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Husband → Wife
Son → Father
Father → Son