James Hartley

???? - 1798


Slave-owner of St Vincent, and lessor of enslaved people to the Pembroke estate there. Died 'late of St Vincent' at Margaret Street, Cavendish Square in 1798.

  1. Will of James Hartley of Island of St Vincent proved 03/04/1799. In the will he left the £2000 principal sum to which he said he was entitled in right of his wife Elizabeth under the marriage settlement of her late father Sir William Young [1st bart., q.v.] to her, and then to her brother John Young, and sisters Portia, Mary and Olivia. He referred to property [illegible, but possibly 'Morne Hagard'] on St Vincent held in trust for his wife by Robert Glasgow, and 'directed' that his wife leave a further £4760 to which she was entitled on his decease to the children of her brother Sir William Young [2nd bart.]. He requested that out of her annuity of £675 p.a. his wife provide an annuity of £100 p.a. to James Hartley's sister Susannah. Elizabeth Hartley nee Young also had an annuity of £100 p.a. secured on an estate of her late father on Tobago. Hartley himself had some fifty enslaved people under lease to his brother-in-law Sir William Young [2nd bart.] on the latter's Pembroke estate. Appended to the will was a detailed item-by-item breakdown of what personal effects he was leaving to whom, about a dozen legatees of whom all but 2 or 3 were members of his wife's family.


Gentleman's Magazine Vol. 84 (1798) Part II, p. 995.

  1. PROB 11/1322/31.

Further Information

Elizabeth Young

Relationships (3)

Notes →
Hartley also leased some fifty enslaved people to Sir William Young 2nd bart. to work upon the latter's Pembroke estate....
Deceased Husband → Widow
Son-in-law → Father-in-law

Addresses (1)

Margaret Street, Cavendish Square, London, Middlesex, London, England