Benjamin Angell

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Owner of Adams Valley estate in Manchester, Jamaica.

  1. Benjamin, reputed daughter [sic] of Mr Benjamin Angell by Sarah Torrington Angell, was baptised at St.Elizabeth, 24/10/1796. Benjamin Angell and Sarah Reid were (as yet unmarried) parents of the following children, baptised in Manchester parish on 18/12/1833: Frederick (no birthdate recorded); Emily, born 17/12/1822; George, born 24/4/1827; Charles, born 16/03/1830; Alfred, born 02/09/1832. Benjamin Angell gent and Sarah Reed, spinster, both of Manchester parish, were married there by licence 18/12/1833.

  2. A decree in the Jamaican Chancery suit of Webb v Angell and others was made on 27/09/1824 but, not being satisfied by the defendants, named as Sarah Torrington Angell, Sarah Angell, Benjamin Angell and George Angell in right of their interest in the estate of Benjamin Angell deceased, an order was made on 29/07/1826 for the sale by public auction at the Cross Keys Tavern, St Jago de la Vego, of the estate of the said Benjamin Angell deceased comprising the coffee plantation of Adam’s Valley in the Mayday Mountains, Manchester parish, Providence Pen, the Pen called Content in the Nassau Mountains in St Elizabeth, and the Plantation or Pen called Eamsbury or Almondsbury in the said mountains and all the negroes and other slaves the property of the said Benjamin Angell deceased. A date was set for the sale in 1826 but, the property presumably finding no purchaser, further orders were made for auction of the same at later dates.

  3. Benjamin Angell had a grant of 300 acres in Manchester Parish, 26/01/1819.

  4. Benjamin Angell was among those in Manchester parish reported as having failed to make their givings-in by 01/11/1826.

  5. Vestryman, Manchester Parish, 1839.

  6. In 1845 owner of 242 acres at Providence and 300 acres at Adam’s Valley.

  7. The son Charles Angell was ordained in Jamaica 1853 and was a missionary and stipendiary curate on the island until 1868; held curacies in England, 1869-73; Vicar of Firbank, Westmoreland, 1873-1913; died 08/01/1913; father of Rev Charles Cyril Angell, MA, and Harold Frederick Angell, BA.


  1., Jamaican parish registers, Manchester baptisms, marriages and burials 1816-1838 [database online].

  2. Royal Gazette of Jamaica, 21/10/1826, 19/05/1827.

  3. Return of Land Grants (via

  4. Royal Gazette of Jamaica, 04/11/1826.

  5. Jamaica Almanac 1839.

  6. Ibid, 1845.

  7. Penrith Observer, 14/01/1913; both Charles Cyril and Harold Frederick have entries in Venn's Alumni Cantabrigienses.

We are grateful to Paul Hitchings for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Sarah Reed

Associated Claims (5)

£1,436 12s 11d
£106 8s 11d
£79 16s 8d
£544 7s 6d
£546 5s 6d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)

Associated Estates (5)

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
1822 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner
1834 [EA] - → Executor
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney
1832 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Executor
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession

Relationships (5)

Natural Son → Father
Natural Son → Mother
Nephew → Uncle
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