William Holder

???? - 1753


Apparently transatlantic slave-owner on Barbados.

  1. Will of William Holder of St Thomas Barbados [made in 1752] proved in London 01/02/1753. In the will he left 'all my plantation called Black Rock in the parish of St James' to his son James Holder 'except a negro man a cooper called James which [sic] I b[ough]t of Thomas Lake, and him I give to my son William Holder.' He instructed that two-thirds of his wife's marriage settlement be paid out of his son William's estate and one-third from that of his son James. He left his estate given variously as Hellaby or Hillaby [and the enslaved people on it ] to his son William, together with his property in Britain and the remainder of his estate. He then provided that his sons William and James be sent to England when they reach nine years to be given a 'genteel education.' He ordered that the sugars from his estates be consigned to William Whitaker of London.


  1. PROB 11/799/337

Further Information

Elizabeth Thorpe

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
- 1752 [LA] → Owner

Bequeathed in his will of 1752 [proved 1753] by William Holder to his son James, when it was given as Black Rock.

- 1752 [LA] → Owner

Tentatively identified as the sam estate as 'Hellaby' left by William Holder to his son William Thorpe Holder under his will of 1752 (proved 1753).

Relationships (4)

Father → Son
Father → Son
Grandfather → Grandson
Consignor → Consignee
Notes →
Inferred by LBS. William Whitaker of London was nominated by William Holder as his consignee in his will made in...