Paul Stevens Samuells

1776 - 1850

Claimant or beneficiary


Paul Stevens Samuells, physician in Jamaica, husband of Isabella Samuels née Walker (q.v.) and brother of Eliza W. Hay née Samuels (q.v.).

  1. Paul Stephen [sic] Samuels [sic] of Jamaica who graduated in medicine from Edinburgh University in 1798. Paul Stevens Samuels [sic] M.D. married Isabella, daughter of Rev. William Walker, minister of Collesse, Fife, Scotland, 29/10/1799. They had 2 children baptised in Jamaica: Edward (29/05/1801) and William Finucane (26/08/1802). Magistrate in Westmoreland, Jamaica, in 1839.

  2. Living at Forres Street, Edinburgh, in the census of 1841, age 65, a physician, born in Jamaica, with his wife Isabella age 65, Miss Magdalene Walker age 30, Miss Barbara Walker age 35 and 1 female servant.

  3. Paul Stevens Samuels, age 76, husband of Isabella Walker, was buried in Dean Cemetery in Edinburgh in 1850.

  4. Will of Paul Stevens Samuells, Doctor of Medicine of Edinburgh proved 06/03/1851. He left £6000 to his second son Edward Alexander Samuells.


T71/871 Westmoreland claim nos. 178 and 179. T71/871 Westmoreland claim no. 179 (Negrill Spotts). T71/1608 letter from Eliza W. Hay dated 27/12/1833 20 Back Wynd, Aberdeen [Scotland]: has claim 'for the small patrimony left me by my father for which his estate, now my brother's, is burdened..' Letter from Oliverson dated 27/03/1835: Mrs E.W. Hay of Elgin, Scotland, has a mortgage on estate, mortgagors are Mr Paul Steven Samuells and Isabella his wife, Samuells is the brother of Mrs Hay.

  1. [accessed 31/07/2012]. [accessed 31/07/2012]. batch no. I03814-0. Jamaica Almanac (1839).

  2. 1841 census online.

  3. Photograph of the gravestone available at [accessed 31/07/2012].

  4. PROB 11/2129/300.

We are grateful to Paul Hitchings for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Isabella Walker
Edward (1801-), William Finucare (1802-)

Associated Claims (2)

£1,337 8s 6d
Unsuccessful claimant
£1,562 7s 7d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (3)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - 1837 [LA] → Owner
1832 [EA] - → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Executor

Relationships (4)

Brother → Sister
Husband → Wife
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Son → Father
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Addresses (1)

Forres Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland