Nathaniel Webb of Montserrat

???? - 1741


Biography

Slave-owner on Montserrat, dying at his estate near Taunton in 1741.

  1. Will of Nathaniel Webb merchant of Montserrat proved 26/03/1741. In his will he authorised his executors to enter into a lease at £250 p.a. with his wife of all the 'negroes' on the Caroll's plantation in St Anthony parish Montserrat and his cattle on Richmond. He left his son Robert his estate at Taunton Somerset, his son Nathaniel his estates on Montserrat then under lease to John Dyer together with his house in Basseterre St Kitts, and his son John his estates in Connecticut.

  2. 'At his seat near Taunton, Nathaniel Webb Esq., Collector of the Customs at Montserrat in which island he had a very plentiful estate...He is succeeded in his estate by his eldest son Robert Webb of the Temple Esq.'


Sources

  1. PROB 11/708/350

  2. London Magazine [Feb. 1741] p. 101, cited in Vere Langford Oliver History of Antigua Vol. III p. 217.

The portrait of Nathaniel Webb is held at Christchurch Art Gallery:

Artist Unknown

Nathaniel Webb, Esq., of Roundhill Grange, Charlton Musgrove, Somerset

Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū; gift of Sally Fox in memory of her father, John Jekyll Cuddon, 2007

We are grateful to Ken Hall and Tim Jones for their assistance with compiling this entry.


Further Information

Absentee?
Transatlantic
Children
Nathaniel; Robert

Relationships (4)

Father → Son
Father → Son
Brothers
Grandfather → Grandson

Addresses (1)

Taunton, Somerset, South-west England, England