Sir William Arrindell

1796 - 1862


Resident planter of Leguan Island Demerara and Essequibo, executor of Thomas Frankland (q.v.), attorney to Crawley, Elgie and Churchyard and attorney to Agnes Case Forbet. 'Chief Justice of Demerara' [in fact, British Guiana], dying there in 1862 in his 67th year.

  1. "On Sunday, the 29th December, 1822, at St. George's church, Demerara, by the Rev. W. J. Austin, Wm. Arrindell, Esq., of Lincoln's-inn, barrister at law, to Mary Anne, eldest daughter of Mrs. Shearson, relict of the late John Shearson, Esq., of Newton-in-the-Willows, Lancashire."

  2. Administration of will of Dame Mary Anne Arrindell widow formerly of Georgetown British Guiana but late of Birkdale Southport granted at Liverpool 09/09/1871 to John Shearson the lawful attorney of Etienne Auguste Manget MD and the Rev. Richard Legge Webber, executors of Liverpool, effects under £1500.


T71/887 British Guiana claim nos. 123, 586A (Pln Belmont), 2369 (Elizabeth Anne) and 2373. The will of Thomas Frankland was proved 12/05/1834, PROB 11/1831.

  1. The Times, 13/03/1823, Issue 11818, p. 3.

  2. National Probate Calendar 1871.

We are grateful to Jim Brennan for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Wm. Arindell
Mary Anne Shearson

Associated Claims (5)

£614 15s 8d
Other association
£15,243 14s 3d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Owner-in-fee)
£15,074 2s 10d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£680 14s 8d
£3,500 8s 6d
Unsuccessful claimant (Attorney)

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
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

William Arrindell was shown in 1832 as joint-owner with R. Goodfellow of 5/6th and with R. Goodfellow and S.B. Cox of the remainder (although the numbers of enslaved people do not correspond to this division) of the Zeelandia estate in British Guiana; Arrindell unsuccessfully claimed compensation as owner-in-fee in 1834, assigning it to George Rainy.

Addresses (1)

British Guiana