Edward Jesup of Writtle Park

???? - 1770


Owner of Jessups or Jessops on Nevis between at least 1736 and 1770.

  1. Will of Edward Jesup of Writtle Park Essex [made in 1769] proved 09/04/1770. Under his will he left an annuity of £400 p.a. to his wife Eleanor in lieu of dower charged on his real estate on Nevis, as well as the benefit of his leasehold farm at Writtle Park. He left his daughter Isabella Jesup [possibly married, although what might be her married surname is illegible] an annuity of £10 p.a., while he left annuities of £5 p.a. each to Mrs Margaret Short then residing at Brussels and Mrs Peregrina Short residing at Louvain [neither woman was further identified]. He left a lump sum of £500 to John Vanieul [sp?], son of his late niece Frances Vanieul at 21, and the interest on a sum of £1500 to Francis Gostling of Norwich merchant for the maintenance of his [Gostling's] three children by his present wife, the principal to be shared by the children on their respective minorities. He left a further £500 to Edward Jesup Toulmain, son of Mary Naylor of Kingston Jamaica, a lump sum of £200 to his wife and £100 to Emma Walgrave of Stapleford in Essex. His residuary heir his 'much esteemed' brother-in-law John Ede, brother of his wife Eleanor. His executors were Richard Maitland of the City of London, George Irwin and Francis Phillips both of St Christopher's, and his wife Eleanor and John Ede.


  1. PROB 11/956/285

We are grateful for the help of Sean Creighton with this entry.

Further Information

Eleanor Ede

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
1736 [EA] - 1770 [EY] → Owner

The estate has been the subject of recent archaeological work recorded at the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (DAACS), Jillian Galle and Roger Leech, 'Jessups' (May, 2011) give a brief history of the estate, http://www.daacs.org/plantations/jessups/#background [accessed 02/07/2016].

Relationships (3)

Great-uncle → Great-nephew
Great-uncle → Great-nephew

Addresses (1)

Writtle Park, Chelmsford, Essex, South-east England, England