Elizabeth Barrett Williams (née Waite)

???? - 1834


Widow of Martin Williams senior (q.v.) and then partner of Samuel Barrett (d. 1794), with whom she had four children. Secondary material suggests she was an annuitant on Anchovy Bottom.

  1. Will of Elizabeth Barrett Williams widow of Milverton Warwickshire proved 23/12/1834. In the will she said that she had a life interest in a wharf at Montego Bay, and that the 'slaves' thereon were claimed by her son Martin Williams, who also owed her £7000. She forgave him £4000 of the principal (but not the unpaid interest) on condition he waived any claims on her estate including on the enslaved people: and she manumitted two 'mulatto' enslaved men named Billy Waite and Robert Waite. Her residuary heir was her son George Goodin Barrett.


R.A. Barrett, The Barretts of Jamaica: The Family of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Athlone, Continuum International Publishing Group, 2000) p. 38 shows an annuity in favour of E.B. Waite. Ibid. p. 91: the annuity was of £357 2s 10d per half year. Since 02/10/1830, £3214 5s 6d was due against £1733 s 11d paid, plus sum of £1050 for 'Negro hire'.

  1. PROB 11/1840/397. The will is indexed online by TNA as 'Elizabeth Barrell Williams.'

We are grateful to Simon Harding for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Martin Williams

Associated Estates (5)

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
1800 [EA] - → Guardian
1790 [EA] - 1794 [LA] → Executrix

Executrix and widow of Martin Williams senior

1832 [EA] - → Other
1817 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Owner
1832 [EA] - → Previous owner

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

'Pinkie', portrait of Sarah Goodin Barrett Moulton by Thomas Lawrence in 1794, commissioned by Elizabeth Barrett Williams on behalf of Elizabeth Barrett Williams' aunt Judith Barrett, Pinkie's... 
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Relationships (9)

Extra-marital relationships
Sister → Brother
Wife → Husband
Notes →
Elizabeth Barrett Williams later formed a relationship with Samuel...
Mother → Daughter
Mother → Son
Mother → Son
Mother → Son
Mother → Son
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law

Addresses (1)

Milverton, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England