Samuel Jeffries

1745 - 19th Dec 1819

Slave-owner and antecedent of claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Jamaican planter and returnee, deceased owner of Windsor estate in Westmoreland Jamaica, the compensation for which was paid to his executors Jesse Curling, Charles Armstrong and William Barth (each of whom q.v.).

  1. 'On the 19th inst., at his residence, Pixton house, East Grinstead, Sussex, in the 75th year of his age, Samuel Jeffries, Esq., many years a respected and esteemed inhabitant of the parish of W, IoJ.' Pickstone auctioned off by executors. Will of Samuel Jeffries of East Grinstead, Sussex proved 03/02/1820.

  2. The executors are identified as Jesse Curling of Bermondsey, Charles Armstrong of London, and William Barth of Great Yarmouth, merchants, in solicitors' papers in the East Sussex Archive.  

  3. Marriage at East Grinstead of Mr W. Bath [sic] of Yarmouth to Jane second daughter of Samuel Jeffries of Pickstone-hill Sussex 05/09/1811.

  4. Samuel Jeffries is shown as Cornet and Adjutant (1787) and Captain and Adjutant (1796) in the Westmoreland Horse Troop.

  5. William Barth of Yarmouth was a timber merchant and mayor of the town in 1824, 1826 and 1836, subsequently with a position in the Post Office, dying in London 1850.

Sources

  1. Times 23/12/1819 p. 4; Times 13/06/1820 p. 1; PROB 11/1625.

  2. East Sussex Record Office, Archive of Whitley, Hughes Luscombe of East Grinstead, Solicitors: Edger Family Properties, WHL/134.

  3. Gentleman's Magazine Vol. 110 (1811) p. 284.

  4. 1787 Jamaica Almanac Militia of Horse; 1796 Almanac Horse Militia, both through www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com [accessed 04/04/2011].

  5. The perlustration of Great Yarmouth and Gorleston and Southtown (1875) Vol. 3, extracted at www.ancestry.co.uk.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish

Associated Claims (1)

£4,059 11S 3D
Other association

Relationships (1)

Father-in-law → Son-in-law

Addresses (1)

Pickstone House, East Grinstead, Sussex, South-east England, England