Rev. Philip Castel Sherard

24th Dec 1767 - 29th Nov 1814


Anglican clergyman and remarkably a West India merchant in partnership with George Reid jun. (q.v.), presumably through his wife Sarah Haughton James' Jamaica connections.

  1. Will of Rev. Philip Castel Sherard clerk of Godmanchester Huntingdonshire proved 01/04/1815. In the will he gave up to his wife Sarah Haughton Sherard any property to which he might have been entitled from or through John Haughton James of Burnt Ground in Jamaica. He set aside £15,000 for his younger children, identified as Emma and Haughton James Sherard. His main heir was his son Philip Castel Sherard, later 9th Baron Sherard (1804-1896), who married Anne the daughter of the Barbados slave-owner Nathaniel Weekes in 1834. His sons Haughton James Sherard and Rev. Simon Haughton Sherard continued the name of their mother's slave-owning family.

  2. 1st son of Rev. Castel Sherard, Rector of Stainsby and Gunby, Lincolnshire. Deacon, 1790; Curate of Diddington, Huntingdonshire, 1790-2. Rector of Swineshead, Huntingdonshire. 1792-1812. Of Glatton, Huntingdonshire. In 1796 married Sarah Haughton, daughter of Montagu James of Jamaica. Died in Brighton.


Details of his partnership are included in Oakley v Pasheller, 1836, in which the debt of £10,000 incurred by Sherard and George Reid to Sir Charles Oakeley was held to be a liability of the successor partnership of George Reid and Roger Kynaston rather than of Sherard's estate.

  1. PROB 11/1567/18.

  2. R. L. Arrowsmith (comp.), Charterhouse Register 1769 -1872 (London & Chichester, Phillimore, 1974). Thanks to Catherine Smith, Charterhouse Archivist, for this reference.

Further Information

Sarah Haughton James
Philip Castel; Emma; Haughton James; Simon Haughton

See biog notes.

Charterhouse [1782-1785 ]
St. John's College, Cambridge [BA 1789; MA 1792 ]
Clergyman and Merchant

Associated Estates (1)

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
1810 [EA] - 1814 [LA] → Not known

Although neither the Jamaica Almanacs nor the will of George Reid senior [made in 1819 and proved in 1823] reflect this, a document of the demise of the estate dated 09/08/1823 in the John Carter Brown Library suggests that Rev. Philip Sherard was a joint-owner of Friendship c. 1810 with George Reid jun., known to have been his partner.

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

George Reid & Co.
West India merchant  

Relationships (4)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Business partners
Other relatives
Notes →
Nathaniel Weekes' daughter Anne married Rev. Philip Castel Sherard's son, also Philip Castel Sherard, later 9th Baron Sherard, in 1834....

Addresses (1)

Godmanchester, Huntingdonshire, Central England, England