George Lillington

???? - 1712


Slave-owner on Barbados, apparently resident, and dying c. 1712. In his will [which has not been fully analysed by LBS] made in 1710 with a codicil of 1711 and proved in London 16/06/1712, he left his wife Margaret an annuity of £200 currency p.a., to be paid £80 p.a. from his plantation in St Thomas and St James commonly called Bully Gubbins [sic]; £70 p.a. from his estate called Spring [later in the will identified as Spring Head] in St Thomas; and £50 p.a. from his estate at the Black rock in St Thomas' commonly called Pages. The will showed his sons as George, Samuel and Edward Lillington, and his daughters as Susannah and Elizabeth.

  1. It appears that the translator William Lillington Lewis was a namesake: he appears as the grandson of Charles Grevile in the latter's will proved 04/09/1769, the son of Grevile's daughter Elizabeth. Charles Grevile is shown in the will of George Lillington [the younger] as the husband of Lillington's sister also named Elizabeth.


Will of Hon. George Lillington of St Thomas Barbados, PROB 11/527/221. The will is detailed and clear and would repay further investigation. Of his children, a probable will has been identified only for George Lillington [formerly of Barbados now] of Swansea Glamorgan proved 10/05/1735, PROB 11/671/98.

  1. Tissol, Garth. "Lewis, William Lillington (bap. 1743, d. 1772), translator." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 23 Sep. 2004; Accessed 24 Aug. 2021., which gives Lewis' parents as William Lillington Lewis and Elizabeth. The marriage records for Elizabeth Grevile show her husband only as William Lewis: Lillington was her mother's family name. Equally the baptism records for Wm Lylligngton [sic] Lewis show his parents as William and Elizabeth Lewis.

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
- 1712 [EY] → Owner
- 1712 [EY] → Owner