William Alves

1780 - 1835

Claimant or beneficiary


The executors of William Alves were awarded the compensation for the Rose Hall estate in British Guiana.

  1. Will of William Alves of London was proved 11/08/1835. His address was given as Enham House Hampshire in the announcement of the marriage of his son John Alves (q.v.) to Susan Barclay Katz (q.v.) in 1837, after William Alves' death.

  2. William Alves' wife was S.O.Davidson, eldest daughter of Duncan Davidson of Tullock MP for the county of Cromarty: she died at Leghorn in October 1824.

  3. In 1818 the 204 enslaved people on Rose Hall & Inverness the property of William Alves and John Cameron had been registered by John Cameron.


  1. PROB 11/1850/128; http://www.spanglefish.com/slavesandhighlanders/index.asp?pageid=225843 [accessed 04/03/2013]; Times 22/4/1837 p 7: Marriages: 'On the 20th inst. at Cheltenham [Gloucestershire], John Alves, Esq, eldest son of the late William Alves, of Enham House, Hampshire, to Susan Barclay, dau. of Simon Fraser Esq. and widow of the late W. Katz.'

  2. Miscellanea genealogica et heraldica, Vol. IV 3rd series (1902) 'English and American Inscriptions in the old (and now closed) Protestant cemetery in Leghorn', p. 90.

  3. 1819 Slave Registers Berbice

We are grateful to Jim Brennan for his help with this entry, which also draws on David Alston's Slaves and Highlanders material.

Further Information

Sarah Davidson

Associated Claims (1)

£16,592 4S 6D
Beneficiary unsuccessful

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

Local Government
office →
1823 -

Relationships (3)

Father → Son
Father → Son

Addresses (1)

Enham House, Hampshire, Wessex, England