Rev. William Thomas Paterson

???? - 1855


Anglican clergyman, son and residuary heir of William Paterson of St David and Devonshire Place (q.v.), and attorney and then receiver of the family's Aeolus Valley estate in Jamaica and the enslaved people attached to it: he had contracted to sell the estate when he made his will in 1855.

  1. 'Adm. pens. at ST JOHN'S, May 16, 1820 (kept three terms); re-adm. a ‘Ten-year man’. Of Middlesex. Matric. Lent, 1821. Re-adm. sizar, May 5, 1824. M.A., Lambeth, 1851. Ord. deacon (London) June 13, 1824, as ‘William Thomas.’ Went to Jamaica as one of the Chaplains to Bishop Christopher Lipscomb, Mar. 10, 1825. Ord. priest, Apr. 10, 1825. Minister of St Michael's (belonging to the respective parishes of Port Royal and St David's) 1828-51, on the confines of those two parishes. R. of St David's, 1851-7. Disappears from Clergy List, 1858. (Cant. Act Book; W. Cowper.)'

  2. Will of Rev. William Thomas Paterson Rector of St David's Jamaica [made in 1855] registered in New York in 1858. In the will he noted that the had contracted to sell the Aeolus Valley estate to William George Warren.


  1., Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database online].

  2., New York, Wills and Probate Records, 1659-1999 New York Wills, Vol 0125-0126, 1858-1859 [database online]

Associated Estates (2)

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
1829 [EA] - → Attorney
1832 [EA] - → Receiver

Relationships (1)

Son → Father