Watkin Jenkins

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Purchaser of annuities on several estates and the enslaved people attached to them. He has not been traced further to date by LBS. He was connected to the London lawyer Abel Jenkins, the father of Abel Jenkins (q.v.): the older man Abel Jenkins acted as the attorney of Watkin Jenkins in a suit (undated but probably before 1767) against Edward Naish and Gilbert Ford (q.v.).

  1. Watkin Jenkins of Delahay Street purchased an annuity for two amounts of £50 p.a., for the lives of himself (aged 38) and Elizabeth Brickdale and of himself and Lucy Brickdale (the two identified as the daughters of Matthew Brickdale), on the Nevis estate(s) and enslaved people of John Abel Ward from 1774 onwards, one of a long list of such annuitants for different amounts on different lives, suggesting that John Abel Ward had sold annuities secured on the estate to raise capital. Watkin Jenkins was also shown as now or late of Delahoy [sic] Street Westminster in a 1785 deed documenting the agreement of a group of annuitants (including Watkin Jenkins) of William Gray on the Old and New Richmond Works of Jamaica with Jacob Israel Bernal the new owner. He has not been traced further, although the will of Thomas Hackshaw, made in 1770 when Hacksaw was himself at Delahay Street, described Watkin Jenkins and Matthew Brickdale (two of his trustees and residuary legatees) as of Bristol. Watkins Jenkins, Grays Inn, Middlesex was also among the 23 purchasers as parties to a deed of 1774 under which Augustin Gwyn (q.v.) sold annuities secured on the Mount Charles estate and Middleton Pen in Jamaica


TNA, KB 122/387 National Archives File, Kings Bench Court, IMG 134Roll 1254.

  1. London Gazette 19129, 18 February 1834, pg. 296; London Gazette 22415 21/08/1860 p. 3106. The will of Watkin Jenkins of Efford near Plymouth Devon proved 17/03/1787, PROB 11/1151/198, has no obvious connection.

Further Information


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
1784 [EA] - 1784 [LA] → Annuitant

A group of annuitants on Richmond (including Watkin Jenkins) who had originally contracted with William Gray were listed in a new agreement with Emanuel Baruch Lousada and Jacob Israel Bernal 13/10/1784 for the payment of their annuities to which the two estates [Old and New Works] were subject on their purchase by Lousada and Bernal [Caribbeana Vol. III pp. 156-7].

Relationships (1)

Trustee → Testator
Notes →
Watkin Jenkins was also the residuary legatee of Hackshaw's will made in...

Addresses (1)

Delahay Street, Westminster, London, Middlesex, London, England