Rev. Theodore Williams

1785 - 1875

Claimant or beneficiary


Jamaican-born clergyman, vicar of Hendon in Middlesex, England, for more than 60 years, not a claimant but represented by the London law firm Oliverson as 'interested in the estate of Joseph Stone Williams' in a letter to the Commissioners in 1839. His brother Joseph Stone Williams had been awarded the compensation for his estates in Westmoreland shortly before his death in 1836, and Rev. Theodore Williams was his residuary legatee.

  1. Adm. pens. (age 18) at PEMBROKE, Dec. 23, 1805. S. of William [sic], of Jamaica. Matric. Lent, 1806. Migrated to Trinity, Apr. 15, 1806. Ord. deacon (London), Oct. 1, 1809; priest, Sept. 23, 1810. V. of Hendon, Middlesex, 1812-75. Died in 1876 [sic]. Father of William M. (1845). (Clergy List; Hennessey.)

  2. The will of his brother Joseph Stone Williams gives his father as James Williams and his siblings as William, Theodore, Mary Hall Grant and Jemima Jackson. His mother was Frances Cecilia Stone. The will names Theodore Williams as residuary legatee.

  3. Found in the censuses of 1851, 1861 and 1871 at the Vicarage, Hendon, with his wife Jane (born c. 1790) various of their 7 sons and 7 daughters, and 2 female servants. Their children were William James (1814-), Theodore (1815-), Frances Lydia (1818-), Charlotte Mary (1819-), Theodore (1820-), Henry (1821-1822), Jane (1823-), Josephine (1825-), Marianne (1828-), William Masterman (1829-), Elizabeth Mary (1830-), Lydia Lana (1831-), Felix Booth (1832-) and Edward Prescott (1836-). Buried at Hendon St Mary 13/11/1875 age 90.

  4. To date no will or probate has been found by LBS for Rev. Theodore Williams. His sons Felix Booth Williams and Edward Prescott Williams each left c. £1000 in 1883 and 1873 respectively.


T71/1608 letter from Oliversons 31/08/1839: Rev Theodore Williams interested in estate of Joseph Stone Williams.

  1., Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database online]. For Joseph Stone Williams's wealth at death see Higman Plantation Jamaica pp. 87-8.

  2. PROB 11/1867. For a full family tree see [accessed 12/07/2013].

  3. Censuses for England online., London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database online]. Morning Post 19/01/1822., London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online].

  4. National Probate Calendar 1873 and 1883.

We are grateful to Anne M. Powers for her assistance in compiling this entry.

Further Information

Jane Masterman
7 sons, 7 daughters
Church of England

Associated Claims (1)

£688 2s 2d
Not a claimant

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

Library - books
The 'Splendid and Valuable Library' of Rev. Theodore Williams was sold by auction over 15 days by Stewart, Wheatley and Adlard in April 1827. The identification of the owner as Rev. Theodore Williams... 
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Relationships (4)

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Rev. Theodore Williams was also the residuary legatee of his brother Joseph Stone Williams under the latter's will proved in...
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Brother → Sister
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Addresses (1)

Hendon, Middlesex, London, England