Profile & Legacies Summary
???? - 1798
Slave-owner of St Vincent, and lessor of enslaved people to the Pembroke estate there. Died 'late of St Vincent' at Margaret Street, Cavendish Square in 1798.
- Will of James Hartley of Island of St Vincent proved 03/04/1799. In the will he left the £2000 principal sum to which he said he was entitled in right of his wife Elizabeth under the marriage settlement of her late father Sir William Young [1st bart., q.v.] to her, and then to her brother John Young, and sisters Portia, Mary and Olivia. He referred to property [illegible, but possibly 'Morne Hagard'] on St Vincent held in trust for his wife by Robert Glasgow, and 'directed' that his wife leave a further £4760 to which she was entitled on his decease to the children of her brother Sir William Young [2nd bart.]. He requested that out of her annuity of £675 p.a. his wife provide an annuity of £100 p.a. to James Hartley's sister Susannah. Elizabeth Hartley nee Young also had an annuity of £100 p.a. secured on an estate of her late father on Tobago. Hartley himself had some fifty enslaved people under lease to his brother-in-law Sir William Young [2nd bart.] on the latter's Pembroke estate. Appended to the will was a detailed item-by-item breakdown of what personal effects he was leaving to whom, about a dozen legatees of whom all but 2 or 3 were members of his wife's family.
Gentleman's Magazine Vol. 84 (1798) Part II, p. 995.
- PROB 11/1322/31.
Margaret Street, Cavendish Square, London, Middlesex, London, England