Samuel Glanville or Glanvill

1785 - 1862

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. Son of Thomas Glanville (c1762-1854), solicitor of Ottery St Mary. In Jamaica by 1808, stayed there until his death in 1862. Fathered a child, Jane, born 07/05/1809, with Sarah Vaughan, an enslaved woman belonging to the owner of Wear Pen, James Davy [brother of Thomas Davy of Ottery St Mary, q.v.]; had a further nine children with common-law wife Eleanor Vassall, a woman of colour. Five of the children came to Ottery St Mary in 1851 after their mother's death, settling at Alfington House, Alfington.  

  2. Owned Green Vale with William Abell until 1830 when Glanville took full possession. The compensation for Green Vale went to a secured creditor, Stephen Denton.

  3. The will of Samuel Glanvill [sic] who died at Green Vale in Jamaica 14/02/1862 was proved in May 1862 by Thomas Glanvill of Alphington [sic] House, Ottery St Mary Devon, effects under £25,000

See entry for Eleanor Vassall for information on their children.


  1. Gillian M. Allen,'Slavery and two Ottery St Mary families', heritage - Journal of the Ottery St Mary History Society No. 30 Summer 2009 pp. 3-5.

  2. Ibid; T71/860 Manchester 335.

  3. National Probate Calendar 1862.

We are grateful to Gillian Allen for her help compiling this entry.

Further Information

Eleanor Vassall (common-law wife)
9 children
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (2)

£1,101 4s 6d
£0 0s 0d

Associated Estates (4)

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
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Joint owner
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Trustee and Executor
1820 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Joint owner
1829 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (1)

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