Walter Frye Skerrett

1762 - 1828


Given as Walter F. Skerrett as the owner in 1817 of 248 enslaved people on Bellevue or Belle Vue in Demerara. To date no will or probate has been found for him.

  1. Walter Frye Skerrett 'of Lambeth' was buried 04/02/1828 at St John Hampstead. He was born in Liverpool in 1762, son of Walter Skerrett [and Henrietta Cornelia Frye] and married Albinia or Albina Mathias at St Martin-in-the-Fields 29/03/1791. Albinia Mathias was a friend of Charlotte Burney.

  2. Marianne Skerrett (1793-1887), the daughter of Walter Frye Skerrett and Albinia Mathias, was dresser to Queen Victoria 1837-1862.


  1. Walter Frye Skerrett in, London, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2003 [database online]; Walter Frye Skerrett in England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973 [database online]; Walter Frye Skerrett England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 [database online]. Walter Frye Skerrett's mother is identified as Henrietta Cornelia Frye in Vere Langford Oliver, More Monumental Inscriptions: Tombstones of the British West Indies p. 42, which also shows William Frye Skerrett of Heckfield Park Hants; The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney: Volume V, 1782-1783 edited by Lars E. Troide, Stewart J. Cooke, p. 256.

  2. [accessed 04/10/2018].

Further Information

Albinia or Albina Mathias

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
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (1)

Nephew → Uncle
Notes →
Walter Frye Skerrett was the son of Walter Skerrett and Henrietta Frye, the daughter of Edward Frye of Montserrat; John Ravel Frye was the son of Edward Frye of...

Addresses (2)

Heckfield Park (now Highfield Park), Hampshire, Wessex, England
Whitehall Court, London, Middlesex, London, England
Notes →

Walter Frye Skerrett had a lease on No. 7 Whitehall Court from 1794, probably inherited from his wife's family, and procured a reversionary lease to his nominee in 1803 for 54 years from 1806-1860.