Leonard Slater

9th Nov 1780 - 22nd Jan 1858

Claimant or beneficiary


Of Liverpool in the 1820s. Son of Thomas Slater of Liverpool (q.v.). Awarded the compensation for the enslaved people on the Queensbury estate on St Vincent, which in 1817 had been registered to Thomas Slater of Liverpool but by 1822 had been transferred to Leonard Slater and others. No trace found of mercantile activity has been found for him in the London Gazette.

  1. Leonard, born 09/11/1780 and baptised 09/12/1780 at Chesterfield, Derbyshire, son of Mr Thomas Slater. Married Ann Grimshaw of Halifax, 15/07/1811 at St John the Baptist, Wakefield. Three children baptised at Bolton-le-Moors: Leonard (1813), Harriet (1816) and Elizabeth Jane (1817), father's abode Little Boton and occupation 'manufacturer'. Living at Aigburth 1823 and 1825; described as 'gentleman 1827'.

  2. Leonard Slater died aged 77 22/01/1858 Southport Lancashire; death registered Ormskirk Q1 1858. Will of Leonard Slater formerly of Rockferry County of Chester, late of Southport, who died 22/01/1858 proved 19/03/1858, effects under £7000. One of the executors was his son Rev. Leonard Slater of Belmont near Bangor Carnavonshire.

  3. Will of Thomas Slater of Liverpool proved 06/02/1818. Under the will he left his two estates on St Vincent known as Queensbury estate or plantation and the Vermont estate in trust [the trustees were his daughter Mary, sons Silas and Leonard and nephew Mark Whyte of Barrow Hill, Staffs.], for the benefit as to 3/8ths to his son Silas, 2/8ths each to his sons Anthony and Leonard, and 1/8th between his daughters Joyce and Mary. He gave permission for the sale of the estates but sought to limit the sale of the shares in them outside the family. He left two further sons Robert and Adam annuities of £300 p.a. each payable from his personalty.


  1. Ancestry.com, Derbyshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online]; Ancestry.com, West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812 [database online]; Ancestry.com, Manchester, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1915 [database online]; Gore's Directory of 1823, 1825 and 1827.

  2. http://www.old-merseytimes.co.uk/Southportbmds2.html [accessed 04/03/2011]; FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online].

  3. PROB 11/1601/62.

We are grateful to John M. Bishop for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Ann Grimshaw
Rev. Leonard (1813-1893), Harriet (1816-), Elizabeth Jane (1817-1902)
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (1)

£4,125 11s 5d

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
1818 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (2)

Son → Father
Nephew → Uncle

Addresses (2)

Aigburth, Liverpool, Lancashire, North-west England, England
Little Bolton, Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire, North-west England, England