William Mayne

1776 - 1843

Claimant or beneficiary


In Brussels at the time of compensation (and dying there in 1843), counterclaimed apparently unsuccessfully for half the compensation for the enslaved people on Lyssons estate in St Thomas-in-the-East with his wife Elizabeth or Eliza (nee Taylor), the daughter of Sir John Taylor bart. There has been no basis to connect him with William Mayne of Williamsfield (q.v.) in Clarendon Jamaica.

  1. Marriage of Wm Mayne and Eliza Taylor at St George Hanover Square 17/01/1805.

  2. Letters of Administration for William Mayne a Captain in HM's Regiment of 1st Lifeguards but late of 11 Rue des Arts Hors de la Porte de Louvain Brussels who died 11/12/1843 were granted 22/03/1866 to Taylor Lambard Mayne, Lt-col Half-pay, the son.

  3. The Simon (sic) William Mayne Captain in the Army of Bruxelles whose will was proved 26/01/1844 is likely to have been the son of William Mayne and Elizabeth Taylor.


T71/867 St Thomas-in-the-East no. 297. Claim by the trustees of Geo Watson Taylor by Thos McCornock (sp?) their attorney. Counterclaim from Wm Mayne at present residing in Brussels, and Elizabeth his wife [T71/1200] for one moiety of Lyssons under will of Sir J. Taylor bart. 1765. Counterclaim also from other Mayne family members, incl. Michael Elijah Impey, of Charlotte St Portland Place, m. to Elizabeth Mayne. Lyssons Estate had been owned by Sir John Taylor bart., (d. 8 May 1786) father of Sir [Simon] Richard Brissett Taylor (1783 or 1785 to 18 May 1815). Sir Simon Richard Brissett Taylor was heir to his uncle Simon Taylor's (d. 1813) fortune, which then went to George Watson Taylor's wife. Wm Mayne had married in 1805 Sir Simon Richard Brissett Taylor's sister, Elizabeth, who was cut off by Simon Taylor as a result: Plantation Life in the Caribbean Part 1: Jamaica c.1765-1848: The Taylor and Vanneck-Arcedeckne Papers from Cambridge University Library and the ICSI

  1. PROB 11/1991/387

  2. National Probate Calendar 1866

  3. Ancestry.com, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]

Further Information

Elizabeth Taylor

Associated Claims (1)

£9,167 5S 9D
Unsuccessful claimant (Legatee)

Relationships (1)

Father-in-law → Son-in-law

Addresses (1)

11 Rue des Arts, Hors de la Porte de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium