Charles Frederick Sage

???? - 1881


Slave-owner on Barbados, briefly owning Bennett's estate and the enslaved people attached to it, which and whom he bought between the 1826 and 1829 registrations and sold in 1830. He was in Barbados in the 1820s, and married Frances Gibbes there: the couple had least three children born in Barbados between c. 1822 and c. 1831. After his return to England he was a partner from 1845 in the successor to the Great Western Cotton Company. He left just over £21,000 at this death in 1881.

  1. In 1851, Charles Frederick Sage, merchant, cotton spinner and manufacturer, aged 52, born Hawarden Flintshire was living at 37 Cornwallis Circus Clifton with his wife Frances aged 60 born Barbados and three children all born Barbados, Elizabeth 29, William H. (a curate in Bristol) 24 and Frances G. aged 21. In 1881 he was at 11 Royal York Crescent Clifton, 'Late director of cotton co.'


Given as Charles Frederic Sage. National Probate Calendar 1881. Hughes-Queree reportedly shows him as having purchased an estate called Fortress in Barbados in 1831 from Nathaniel Forte and selling it to Charles St John: this estate has yet to be traced.

  1. 1851 census online and 1881census online.

Further Information

Frances Gibbes
Elizabeth; William H.; Frances G.
Wealth at death
£21,135 9S 6D

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
1829 [SY] - 1830 [EY] → Owner
1829 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Not known

Probably as attorney or agent

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)


Addresses (1)

37 Cornwallis Circus, Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England