Samuel Mitchell

5th Oct 1750 - 4th Feb 1805


Slave-owner in Grenada. Acting Governor of Grenada during Fedon's Rebellion, but of Topsham Devon at his decease.

  1. Will of Samuel Mitchell of Newport Topsham Devon [made in 1804] proved 26/07/1805. He left his estate in trust, and reiterated his marriage settlement under which his wife Mary was to be paid a jointure of £500 p.a. secured on Hope Vale. He urged that Hope Vale be supplied with everything required to allow its crop to reach its potential. He left her his Newport estate at Topsham for life, and £12,000. He freed Victoire his housekeeper in Grenada commending her on her prudence and regard for his interests, particularly during the rebellion. An undated note after the main will stated that 'Mr Forbes of Ely Place in London my solicitor' had recently paid off the mortgage upon Hope Vale.

Sources [accessed 24/10/2014].

  1. PROB 11/1428/240.

Further Information

Mary Floud
Samuel Chandler (1803-1803), Mary Elizabeth Stewart (1803-1892)

Associated Estates (2)

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
- 04/02/1805 [ED] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Previous owner

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Country house
Newport House 
description →
It is not clear whether Samuel Mitchell built or purchased Newport House. There is a history of the house commencing in 1798, which has not been consulted by LBS. Mitchell, R.W. The history of...

Relationships (2)

Father → Daughter
Father-in-law → Son-in-law

Addresses (1)

Newport House, Topsham, Devon, Devon & Cornwall, England