William Michell

1796 - 1872

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded with Rev. William Sloane Wilson (q.v.) the compensation for the enslaved people on Cradley estate on Tobago and two-thirds of the compensation for 122 enslaved people on another, currently unidentified, estate (possibly Montpelier) on Tobago as mortgagees. William Michell was identified in the will of Rev. William Sloane Wilson as the MP for Bodmin in Cornwall.

  1. The two men were related by marriage and were probably trustees for the marriage settlement of the Rev. Bennet or Bennett Michell and Matilda Euphemia Wilson, the Rev. William Sloane Wilson's sister. The Rev. Bennet Michell left under £5000 on his death in 1857.


Tobago 25A & B. Counterclaim by William Mitchell [sic] of Bodmin Cornwall and the Rev William Sloane Wilson of Kings Brompton, Somerset, Clerk, as mortgagees for £4100 principal. Admitted but confined to 2/3rds estate.

  1. http://www.devon-mitchells.co.uk [accessed 04/02/2013] shows the marriage of Bennett Michell and Matilda Euphemia Wilson; National Probate Calendar 1867 (Letters of Administration were granted to his son 10 years after his death).

Further Information

Name in compensation records
William Mitchell

Associated Claims (2)

£2,458 10s 6d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£1,397 19s 8d
Awardee (Mortgagee)

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

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Bodmin Cornwall
1852 - 1859

Addresses (1)

Bodmin, Cornwall, Devon & Cornwall, England