Col. William Williams Blake

???? - 1863

Claimant or beneficiary


Col. William Williams Blake was the residuary legatee of his sister Mary Anne Blake (q.v.), after legacies by her of £5000 (later increased to £6000) each to his two reputed daughters Mary Ann Blake and Emma Louisa Blake. He appeared as mortgagee of the enslaved people on the Shrewsbury estate in the 1830s, probably the same people shown under Mount Carmel when his sister owned it (and them). Both he and his sister appear to have been born in Jamaica, and genealogical material online shows them as children of William Blake (d. 1797) and Elizabeth Ann (or Anne) Partridge, daughter of Thomas Partridge (q.v.).

  1. William William Blake a colonel in HM's Service died 21/02/1863 at 65 Regency Square Brighton leaving £10,000: his executrix and daughter Susannah Maria Blake did not appear in the will of his sister of 30 years before.

  2. Col. William Williams Blake was a soldier under Wellington, serving in the Peninsular War 1808-9 and 1813.


  1. National Probate Calendar 1863.

  2. Janet Bromley, David Bromley, Wellington’s Men Remembered: A Register of Memorials to Soldiers who Fought in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo, Volume 1 A-L (2012).

Further Information


Associated Claims (1)

£5,454 17s 11d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Mortgagee)

Associated Estates (1)

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
1816 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

William Williams Blake was mortagee for "some of the slaves".

Relationships (3)

Brother → Sister
Notes →
William Williams Blake was his sister Mary Anne Blake's residuary...
Son → Father
Son → Mother

Addresses (1)

65 Regency Square, Brighton, Sussex, South-east England, England