???? - 1812
Stephen Welch of Ebworth House Gloucestershire, former owner of the Ebworth estate on Barbados which he appears to have sold before his death.
Will of Stephen Welch of Edworth [sic] House Gloucestershire proved 13/04/1812. He left several monetary legacies to the Cumberbatch family (Lawrence Trent Cumberbatch was his godson) but the bulk of his estate went to his grandson Stephen Welch Fletcher, son of his only daughter. The will is silent on West India property and on enslaved people, although his executors and trustees included the West India merchants Thomas and John Daniel as well as the Dean of Worcester.
The will of Stephen John Welch Fletcher Welch formerly of Ebworth Park but late of Paris who died in 1870 ws proved in 1872 by his widow Georgiana Fletcher Welch, effects under £10,000.
In a List of inhabitants of St Peter, Barbados, 1780, Welch was listed as owning 41 enslaved, Barbados Department of Archives, RB9/3/6
National Probate Calendar 1872.
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:
1795 [EA] - 1795 [LA] → Owner
Ebworth House [Purchased]
17thC house remodelled c. 1730, purchased by Stephen Welch in 1800 and held by his heirs for much of the 19th. Various alterations were made in the period of the Welch [later Fletcher Welch] family...
Ebworth House, Painswick, Gloucestersire, South-west England, England
Of Ebwoth House in his will proved in 1812.