John Taylor of Carshalton Park

1750 - 1832


Biography

  1. Will of John Taylor of Carshalton Park Surrey [made 27/10/1826] proved 10/05/1833. Under the will he recited the settlement he had made on the marriage of his daughter Mary to John Plummer (q.v.), whereby he had placed his Nevis estates (subject to existing charges and mortgages) in trust for himself for life, then to support an annuity of £450 p.a. for life to his wife and an annuity of £50 p.a. for life to his daughter-in-law Wilhelmina Warren with remainder as to one moiety [half] to his son-in-law Joseph Estridge (deceased by 1826), then to Taylor's daughter Ann Estridge, then to the Estridge's children as tenants in common and then to Taylor's other daughter Mary Plummer in fee; and with remainder as to the other moiety to John Plummer for life and then to Mary Plummer, then to the Plummers' children and then to Ann Estridge in fee. The depreciation in the value of West India property had since meant the estates could not sustain the existing liens on them, and accordingly he proposed a variation of the settlement, with his wife being asked to be satisfied with £200 p.a. if the profits from the estate covered the interest on the liens, and his daughter-in-law Wilhelmina Warren being invited given the number of Taylor's grandchildren to forego the annuity in her favour and accept £20. Taylor said the he had lately rented an estate called Nisbets Kade Bay 'a convenient distance from my estate', deficient in slaves, which he intended to work with enslaved people from his own estates (unnamed but probably Tower Hill): if this was successful he asked his trustees to continue the arrangement and to use the profits to repay the debts on his Nevis estates then to pay the reduced £200 p.a. annuity to his wife. He said that on St Kitts he leased an estate called Lozarks [sp?] contiguous to his late brother's estate [probably Taylors] and that Lozarks was of especial value to the owner of his brother's estate, and he empowered his trustees to offer the lease to 'my successor Mr John Taylor' at £200.

Sources

  1. PROB 11/1816/321

Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish

Associated Estates (3)

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
1828 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Lessee
1814 [SY] - 1832 [EY] → Tenant-for-life

Tenant-for-life under the will of his brother George Taylor of Carshalton Park

1817 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Owner

According to Christine Eickelmann and David Small, Towerhill was already owned by John Taylor in the 1790s.


Relationships (4)

Brothers
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Uncle → Nephew
Father → Daughter