William Finch Palmer

1748 - 12th Apr 1828


Son and residuary legatee of Eliakim Palmer of London, who according to his will had interests in Barbados as well as in Boston. William Finch Palmer appears to have been mortgagee for £35,000 on the Walkers estate in Barbados in 1777, and a beneficiary under the will of the Surinam slave-owner Thomas Walker (q.v.).

Christening: St. Peter Le Poor, London, England, United Kingdom (19 August 1748); Baptism: Austin Friars, London, England, United Kingdom (18 September 1748)

  1. Will of William Finch Palmer of Berkeley Square proved 29/04/1828. He left his assets - his house in Berkeley Square, the remains of a leasehold in Lower Berkeley Street, and monetary assets including £4000 mortgage on the estates of William Windham and an annuity of £100 p.a. on the life of Edmund Cradock Hartopp bart. - to his wife Mary.


Will of Eliakim Palmer merchant of London proved 24/05/1749, PROB 11/770/250. He left £50 to George Walker and John Lyte of Barbados for helping his executors realise his effects there.

  1. PROB 11/1739/355.

Further Information

Mary Ann Sheafe

Associated Estates (1)

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
1777 [EA] - 1777 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

Given as William Furch Palmer in Hughes-Queree but almost certainly William Finch Palmer.

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

Royal Society...... 
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Relationships (1)

Legatee → Testator

Addresses (1)

Berkeley Square, London, Middlesex, London, England