William Bryan

???? - 1832


Owner of Bog Estate and Shotover Pen in Portland, Jamaica. Father of Edmund Bryan (q.v.). Died in England in 1832.

  1. Will of William Bryan of [the parishes of St Thomas-in-the-East and Portland but now residing at] Worthing Sussex [without any fixed abode] proved 09/05/1832. Under the will he confirmed his marriage settlement with Arabella Wilkinson Cosens under which she was to receive an annuity of £1000 currency (equivalent to £714 5s sterling): he also left her £1000. He left £6000 in 31/2% consols to George Bryan, his acknowledged son by Rebecca Grinder of Shripney Sussex born 14/09/1828 with the interest to support George Bryan in his choice of profession; Rebecca Grinder was to have the interest on further £2000 consols for life. He left £5000 to his daughter Caroline Oakes and his estate of Bog and Shotover Pen to his son Edmund.


  1. PROB 11/1799/187

Further Information

Arabella Wilkinson Cosens
With Arabella: Edmund; Eliza; Caroline. With Rebecca Grinder: George

Associated Estates (4)

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
1815 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Owner
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Previous owner
1799 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Owner

William Bryan's will of 1832 does not specify the Muirton estate

1799 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Owner

The will of William Bryan of 1832 is silent on the Reach estate

Relationships (3)

Father → Son
Son → Father
Notes →
Identified as such in the notes to Lady Nugent's...
Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Notes →
John Cosens left his daughter Arabella Wilkinson £10,000 under his will of 18. Arabella Wilkinson Bryan died at Brighton in 1833; she appeared as his wife in the will of William Bryan of Worthing...

Addresses (1)

Worthing, Sussex, South-east England, England
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Curiously, his will made and proved in 1832 shows him as of Worthing but specifies that he was of no fixed abode