Rowland Frye of Warfield

1746 - 1801


Absentee slave-owner on Antigua. Son of John Frye the younger of Antigua and Elizabeth Morris (d. 1768).

  1. Frye, Rowland s. of John of Marylebone Middlesex arm. Exeter College, matric. 09/05/1764 aet 18.

  2. Will of Rowland Frye of Warfield Berkshire proved 19/03/1801. Under the will he left his unspecified property ('all my plantations and estates') on Antigua to his nephew William Morris Newton and niece Elizabeth Frances Newton (q.v.) with the proviso that his [male] heirs take the name Frye, as William Newton Morris did (q.v., under William Morris Newton Frye).


  1., Oxford University Alumni, 1500-1886 [database online].

  2. PROB 11/1355/193.

Further Information

Bliss Spencer
Oxford (Exeter) [1764 ]

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
- 1801 [EY] → Owner

Under his will of 1801 Rowland Frye left his Antiguan estates in entail to his nephew William Morris Newton and niece Elizabeth Frances Newton. The estate is inferred to be the Frye's estate shown under the ownership of William Morris Newton until 1820 and of Henry Leigh Spenser, husband of Elizabeth Frances Spenser (nee Newton), thereafter.

Relationships (5)

Uncle → Niece
Notes →
Elizabeth Frances Newton was tenant-in-tail of his Antiguan property under the will of her uncle Rowland...
Uncle → Nephew
Grandson → Grandfather
Son → Father
Nephew → Uncle