Former merchant in Essequibo, partner in Brumell & Heyliger (fl. C. 1815-17) and Brumell & Addison (fl c. 1810), who settled in Newcastle upon Tyne sometime after 1817 and before 1832, and was awarded the compensation for the Exmouth estate in Essequibo. No trace of his life or death in England has yet been found.
In 1817 as attorney to the executrix of Thomas George Heyliger, William Brumell transported all of her (the executrix's) right and title in and to plantations Exmouth, Dartmouth, lot No. 11 and lot No. 44, uncultivated, together with the slaves, cultivation and other appurtenances belonging thereto on the west of Arrabisch coast of Essequebo, to William Brumell (presumably himself).
An affidavit by the bankrupt Liverpool merchants Leigh and Armstrong in 1811 stated that 'previously to 1799 they carried on business at Liverpool as merchants under the firm of Leigh and Co., and under the firm of Armstrong and Co., at Demerara, and that in 1799 they took into partnership with them at Demerara Heyliger and soon after Brumell. The deponents put an end to that partnership in 1801: the accounts were never finally settled.'
T71/887 British Guiana claim no. 2292 (Exmouth).
T71/1259 counter-claim by John Campbell [sen.] & Co. identified William Brumell as previously of the colony but now of the town and county of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Royal Gazette 20/09/1817 http://www.vc.id.au/edg/18170920rg.html [accessed 02/01/2012].
William Brown, Report of cases argued and determined in the High Court of Chancery, during the time of Lord Chancellor Thurlow (London, W. Clarke & Sons, 1819), 'Parr Ex parte I 1811', pp. 65-69.
£8,735 11S 1D
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, Northern England, England