William Dwarris

???? - 1813


Son of Herman Atkins Dwarris, nephew of Fortunatus Dwarris II, and father of Sir Fortunatus William Lilley Dwarris (q.v.). William Dwarris's father was shown as of Worksop in 1751. William Dwarris went to Jamaica in 1771, but returned some time before 1810 and was buried at Stanmore in 1813.

  1. Baptised 15/11/1752 in Lincoln, England, son of Herman Dwarris and his wife Susanna (or Sukey, nee Keystone).

  2. Will of William Dwarris [formerly of Warwick but now] of Southampton Street Bloomsbury London [made in 1810] proved 19/10/1813. He left £2000 to each of his children, an annuity of £500 p.a. to his wife, who was the daughter of Lilley Smith of Coventry, and an annuity of £500 p.a. to his son Fortunatus William Lilley Dwarris, both the latter rising by £100 p.a. on the death of William Dwarris's aunt 'Mrs Dwarris' in Jamaica [this must have been Frances nee Harris, widow of Fortunatus Dwarris II]. He left the 'large sums of money' owed to him by the estate of Chas. Mitchell and by the old house of Messrs. Hibbert Purrier to his younger children equally [in a codicil he said he had been repaid most of this and left instead the 3% consols in which he had invested the proceeds]. He left £100 to his natural son, also named Fortunatus Dwarris, in Jamaica. He left his estate [Golden Grove] and the enslaved people in trust to pay the annuities and legacies. In codicil he said that he had recently bought 58 'negroes' whom he also left in trust.


Caribbeana Vol. V 'Dwarris of Jamaica.'

  1. Familysearch.org batch no. C02572-3.

  2. PROB 11/1548/386.

Further Information

Sarah Smith
Sarah Eliz.; Caroline Matilda; Fanny McKeand; Fortunatus William Lilley; William Henry; Edward John; Charles Augustus

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
1809 [EA] - 1811 [LA] → Not known

Either owner or tenant-for-life

Relationships (4)

Son → Father
Grandson → Grandfather
Nephew → Uncle
Father → Son

Addresses (2)

Warwick, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England
Notes →

Shown as formerly of Warwick in the probate of his will in 1813.

Southampton Street, Bloomsbury, London, Middlesex, London, England