Gill Slater

1737 - 1802


Major Liverpool slave-trader, shown as participating in 48 voyages between the late 1750s and late 1780s. Bankrupt in 1793. Beneficiary under the will of Peter Haffey (q.v.), having been interested with Haffey in land in St Vincent c. 1772.

  1. Baptised 28/11/1737 in the Elder Yard Chapel (Presbyterian), Chesterfield, Derbyshire, son of Adam Slater of Chesterfield. His elder brother Gill was baptised in the same place in 1735. His father Adam Slater was a surgeon apothecary and his mother Eliza was probably nee Johnson.

  2. Gill Slater was apprenticed to Arthur and Bery Heywood, merchants of Liverpool, in 1756.

  3. Probably the Gill Slater of Liverpool who married Isabella Farrington of Leyland at Leyland, Lancashire, 29/05/1764 by licence.


Trans-atlantic Slave Trade Database; [accessed 06/06/2015]; London Gazette 13539 p. 524.

  1., England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1970 [database online]. See PROB 11/840/55, the will of his father Adam Slater, MD of Chesterfield, who bequeathed £200 a year to his wife Eliza, £2500 to each of his children Jane, Joyce, Elizabeth, Thomas, Gill, Richard and Silas, £20 to his "father Johnson", all rest and residue to eldest son Adam, and also mentions his brothers Silas Hooper and Thomas Handley and cousin Richard Slater, mercer. Later codicils mark the marriage of his daughter Jane to Pemberton Milnes of Wakefield and Joyce to Pemberton's brother Robert Milnes of Wakefield. Will of Robert Milnes, merchant of Wakefield, PROB 11/1039/319.

  2., UK, Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures, 1710-1811 [database online].

  3., Lancashire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1936 [database online].

We are grateful to John M. Bishop for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information


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
1775 [SY] - → Joint owner

Relationships (3)

Legatee → Testator
Uncle → Nephew