William James of Liverpool

1735 - 1798


Biography

Liverpool merchant and slave-owner, grandfather of William James MP (q.v.).

  1. Will of William James of Liverpool [made 23/09/1797] proved 16/02/1798. Under the will he left his son John James his house in Clayton Square in Liverpool, £20,208 10s 3d in 5 per cent stock, and an annuity of £1000 p.a.. He left his daughter Alathea Walker £1000; and his grandson also called John James his house in Ranelagh Place and £10,000 at 24. The rest of his estate he left to accumulate for the benefit of his grandson William James with remainder to other family members. Among his executors was his son-in-law Richard Walker, whom he asked to take on the management of his plantations and estates in Jamaica for the benefit of his [the testator's] heirs.

Sources

  1. PROB 11/1302/176.

Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Married but no further details

Associated Estates (7)

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
1796 [EA] - 1797 [LA] → Owner
1799 [EA] - 1801 [LA] → Previous owner
1810 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Previous owner
1794 [EA] - 1797 [LA] → Owner
1799 [EA] - 1801 [LA] → Previous owner
1794 [EA] - 1797 [LA] → Owner
1799 [EA] - 1801 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (1)

Grandfather → Grandson

Addresses (2)

Clayton Square, Liverpool, Lancashire, North-west England, England
Finch House, Finch Lane, West Derby, Liverpool, Lancashire, Merseyside, North-west England, England