Samuel Poole of Wavertree

???? - 1820


Liverpool merchant, partner in France, Fletcher & Co. (q.v.).

  1. Will of Samuel Poole of Wavertree [made in 1816] proved 28/07/1820. In the will he left this property in Britain and the West Indies equally among his seven children. In the will he noted that in the year eighteen hundred and __ [sic] he had withdrawn his name from the firm of France, Fletcher & Yates, and been replaced by his son Samuel Poole, to whom he [the testator] had advanced money that remained in the capital of the firm. He explained that he had excluded his wife Elizabeth from income from his estate if she remarried because in that event she would be amply provided for by her legacy of £5000 under the will of her uncle James France.


  1. PROB 11/1632/418.

Further Information

Married but no further details

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
1809 [EA] - → Joint owner

The enslaved people were registered to France, Fletcher & Yates in 1815, and to predecessor firms from 1809 onwards.

1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Previous owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

France, Fletcher & Co.
West India merchant  

Relationships (2)

Father → Son
Business partners

Addresses (1)

Wavertree, Liverpool, Lancashire, North-west England, England