William Brade of Forton Lodge

1751 - 1820


Liverpool slave-trader and slave-owner in Dominica and Montserrat.

  1. William Brade, son of James Brade of Forton, baptised at Ellel Chapel and recorded at St Michael, Cockerham, Lancashire, 19/01/1752. His parents James Brade and Agnes Vaughan had married in the same church 25/10/1742.

  2. Will of William Brade of Everton Lancashire [made in 1818] proved 04/05/1820. Under the will he left the house he had built, 'commonly called Forton Lodge', to his sister Isabella Brade for life, and then to his nephew Robert Brade, eldest son of his late brother James Brade of Everton. He left his other property in trust to fund legacies of £500 to his natural son James commonly called James Vaughan, son of Jane Tayler or Taylor of Montserrat and the interest from £500 to a natural daughter Isabella Vaughan; he made similar bequests to two other natural daughters, Ann Vaughan and 'Mary commonly called Mary Taylor.' After several other monetary legacies of £100 to family members in England, he left his residuary estate share and share alike between the 8 children of his brother James.


  1. Lancashire Parish Records Project 1744-1760, http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Cockerham/stmichael/baptisms.html [accessed 16/07/2018].

  2. PROB 11/1629/38.

We are grateful to Margaret Davison for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information


Associated Estates (6)

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
1820 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Joint owner
1822 [EA] - 1822 [LA] → Previous owner
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1820 [EY] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Previous owner

The estate was registered to 'heirs of William Brade' in 1823.

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Country house
Forton Lodge [Built] 
description →
Private residence built by William Brade of Liverpool (d. 1820), and left by him in his will to his sister Isabella....
notes →
The Grade II Forton Lodge...

Relationships (4)

Uncle → Nephew
Notes →
William Brade was also trustee, executor and co-heir of his uncle, William Brade of...
Notes →
Also business...
Uncle → Nephew

Addresses (2)

Everton, Lancashire, North-west England, England
Forton Lodge, Ratcliffe Wharf Lane, Forton, Lancashire, North-west England, England