William Earle

1759 - 1838

Claimant or beneficiary


William Earle of Everton 1759-1838, awarded with his partners William Earle the younger and Thomas Leathom (both of whom q.v.) the compensation for the enslaved people on Utile and Paisible estates in British Guiana.

  1. Son of William Earle of West Derby 1721-1788, brother of Thomas Earle (1757-1822) of Spekelands, and uncle of and partner of William Earle the younger.  Partner in family firm of T. & W. Earle & Co., founded in the 17thC: 'it dealt in iron, wine, oil etc., and had sugar plantations in British Guiana.' The Earle family papers were donated to the Merseyside Maritime Museum in 1993.

  2. Death of William Earle registered Q4 Liverpool Lancashire. Will of William Earle of Everton proved 27/4/1839.


T71/885 British Guiana claim no. 477 (Utile and Paisible).

  1. Rubinstein 1864/23 (William Earle the younger); Gordon Reed, 'Introduction to the Earle collection', http://www.ampltd.co.uk/digital_guides/abolition_emancipation_part_2_3 accessed 9/8/2012.

  2. England and Wales FreeBMD Death Index 1837-1915; PROB 11/1909. Online sources give date of death as January 13 1839.

Further Information

Ann Copland

William Earle of Everton PCC 27/4/1839; Chester 6/5/1839. Sworn under £45,000 [David Pope, 'The wealth and aspirations of Liverpool's slave merchants' in D.Richardson, S.Schwarz, A. Tibbles (eds.) Liverpool and Transatlantic Slavery (Liverpool University Press, 2007), pp 164-226).


Associated Claims (1)

£10,197 4s 2d

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Name partner
T & W Earle & Co.
General overseas merchant  

Relationships (3)

Uncle → Nephew
Notes →
Also business...
Business partners

Addresses (1)

55 Hanover Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, North-west England, England