William Vassall

1753 - 1843

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Owner of Green River estate in Hanover, Jamaica on which he claimed unsuccessfully for the compensation (which went to Andrew Colvile of the Vassalls' London consignee of Wedderburn & Co., both of whom q.v.), and son of William Vassall of Boston (and later of Battersea Rise Clapham) and his first wife Ann Davis.

  1. William Vassall, son of William Vassall of Boston, America arm., matriculated Magdalen College Oxford 04/12/1773 aged 20 (his brother Leonard matriculated Oriel College Oxford 08/07/1782 aged 18).

  2. Married in 1792 Ann Bent (1771-1846) and died Berry Pomeroy, Devon 02/12/1843. The death of a William Vassall was registered Q4 1843 at Totnes Devon.

Sources

T71/872 Hanover No. 464. The Vassall Letterbooks of William Vassall the father (who died at Battersea Rise in 1800) are in the Sheffield Archives MD2047/1 [We are grateful to Colin Thom of English Heritage who drew our attention to the Letterbooks and kindly provided extracts from them].

  1. Ancestry.com, Oxford University Alumni, 1500-1886 [database online].

  2. Unsourced family trees on ancestry.com, some of which give his date of birth as 1743 rather than 1753.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
University
Oxford (Magdalen) [1773 ]

Associated Claims (1)

£3,870 19S 8D
Unsuccessful claimant