William Ross of Gloucester Place and Lambridge (Bath)

???? - 1845

Claimant or beneficiary


William Ross, an absentee of Lambridge near Bath, as devisee in trust and acting executor of Robert Ross was awarded the compensation for Launcefield in St Catherine and a smaller award in St John; William Ross under the same description was also awarded the compensation for Bybrook in St Thomas-in-the-Vale. He is probably also the William Ross 'of England' who was awarded the compensation for Mahogany Grove Pen in St Andrew and almost certainly the same man as the William Ross of Bath who was awarded part of the compensation for the Richmond estate in St Mary as trustee of Oliver Hering and his wife.

  1. The William Ross [formerly of Bloomsbury Square, afterwards of Gloucester Place Portman Square and now of Lambridge in the parish] of Walcot, Somerset whose will was proved 06/10/1845 was almost certainly the William Ross, late Attorney General of Jamaica, who died in Bath 16/09/1845. Under the will, he recited his marriage settlement of 1802, under which £4000 in consols and a house and premises in Spanish Town Jamaica (since sold for £2700) were settled on his wife Catharine, and said that she had agreed to waive its provisions to allow alternative arrangements, under which he left her his house in Lambridge for life with remainder to his nephew Rev. William Hunter Ross, and an annuity of £700 p.a. for life. In a codicil of 1845, he said that William Hunter Ross had died, and made William Hunter Ross's daughter William [?] Euphemia Fanny Ross his residuary heir.

  2. Advertisement for creditors of Robert Ross, late of Henrietta St Cavendish Sq. and of the Island of Jamaica who d. in Jamaica Oct 1821.


The claim form for St John no. 305 shows William Ross of Lambridge near Bath County of Somerset. For St Mary no. 27 T71/1378 shows William Ross of Bath as a trustee of Oliver Hering and his wife Mary Murray Ross.

  1. PROB 11/2025/369; David Dobson, Scots in the West Indies, 1707-1857, Volume 1, p. 122.

  2. Times 22/4/1862 p. 6.

Further Information


Associated Claims (5)

£209 6s 9d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£162 2s 2d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£158 13s 7d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£3,653 7s 3d
Awardee (Trustee)
£4,511 2s 2d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)

Associated Estates (2)

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
1834 [EA] - → Executor
1834 [EA] - → Other

Devisee in trust

Relationships (1)

Executor → Testator

Addresses (2)

Lambridge, Bath, Somerset, South-west England, England
Gloucester Place, London, Middlesex, London, England
Notes →

Of Gloucester Place when made one of the executors of the will of William Ross of Henrietta Street and Bybrook in 1821