William Marsom

???? - 1776


Merchant of Jamaica and London.

  1. Will of William Marsom of St Dunstan Stepney proved 04/05/1776. He left his moiety of and in the two properties the Orange Grove sugar works [and] Beeson Spring Penn in Westmoreland in trust to sell. He left his wife Ann (the daughter of Captain Thomas Madge) £2000 and his mother Deborah Marsom £800 with his residuary estate going to his brother Samuel and sisters Deborah, Martha and Sarah Marsom. His trustees and executors were his brother Samuel Marsom and Jeremiah Meyler.

  2. The will of his widow Deborah Marsom proved in 1780 pleads distress, and says 'if there ever should ever come anything from Jamaica' it should be divided among her four children, the three daughters above and a son Samuel. One of the daughters, Martha, was a shopkeeper when she made her will, proved in 1813.


Derek Morris and Ken Cozens, London's Sailortown 1600-1800 p. 91.

  1. PROB 11/1020/24.

  2. PROB 11/1069/99; PROB 11/1550/46.

Further Information

Ann Madge

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
- 1776 [EY] → Joint owner

William Marsom left a moiety of Beeson [sic] Spring Penn in trust in his will made and proved in 1776 to be sold. It is not clear whether this was the same as the Beeston Spring sugar estate, or simply originally an adjunct to it.

Relationships (1)

Testator → Trustee

Addresses (1)

St Dunstan, Stepney, London, South-east England, England