Josiah Webbe of Stoney Hill

16th Sep 1720 - 1767


  1. Will of Josiah Webbe of Stoney Hill Nevis proved 01/12/1767. Under the will he left £500 to a 'free mulatto man' George New [?] 'sometimes called George Freeman' then resident in Bridgewater Somerset; and £100 to John Freeman, another free mulatto man. He left £1000 to his sister Mary Fenton and £500 to his sister Frances Lowman. He left £10,400 in monetary legacies to half a dozen nieces and nephews, and £40 p.a. currency to a 'free negro woman' Hagar Chapman. He left his property on Nevis including enslaved people, owned both sole by himself and jointly with his brother George Webbe to his nephew George Webbe the younger, son of his deceased brother Joseph Webbe. In a codicil he revoked the monetary bequest to his nephew George Lowman and replaced it with land he had recently bought on Nevis 'of John Latoysonere' [sic] and 30 enslaved people and £1000.


  1. PROB 11/934/113; date of birth by email from Jonathan Spencer Jones 23/08/2018.

We are grateful to Jonathan Spencer Jones for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Associated Estates (3)

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
- 1767 [EY] → Joint owner
- 1767 [EY] → Joint owner
- 1767 [EY] → Joint owner

Relationships (2)

Uncle → Nephew
Notes →
George Webbe appears as 'George Webbe the younger' in the will of his uncle Josiah Webbe, of which he was the major...