Rev. James Furnival

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With Rev. Benjamin Guest (q.v.), awarded a share of the compensation for the Orchard estate in Port Royal Jamaica as trustees and executors of James Willasy [sic].  

  1. The case of Guest v Willasey in 1825 gives background to the claim. James Willasey by will dated 10/02/1814 devised Clifton Hall to his son James and gave the Orchard Hall estate in Port Royal to Nicholas Salisbury and Abraham Garnett on trust. In 1818, having sold Clifton Hall, he bought Allerton Hall. He added a codicil in 1819 to divide the proceeds of the sales of Clifton Hall and Allerton Hall to his children after a £300 annuity to his wife Mary.  On 30/09/1823 he added a second codicil with instructions on the sale of Orchard Hall and appointing Edward Lister of Everton and Rev. James Furnival of Upton as executors. On 13/02/1824 he added a third codicil, replacing Edward Lister with Rev. Benjamin Guest of Everton. Willasey died 17/02/1824 and his widow died shortly thereafter.  The parties were Guest and Furnival versus James Willasey an infant, Mary J. Willasey, Sarah C. Willasey, William Willasey, Edward Willasey,  Maria Ruth Willasey, Alicia Willasey and Salisbury and Garnett.

  2. Adm. pens. at QUEENS', Jan. 20, 1818. Of Staffordshire. S. of James, clerk, of Acton, Cheshire. School, Manchester. Matric. Michs. 1818; B.A. 1822; M.A. 1826. President of the Union, 1821. Ord. deacon (Worcester) 1823; priest, 1825; C. of Upton-upon-Severn, Worcs. [p.592] C. of Davenham, Cheshire. P.C. of St Helen's, Lancs., 1836-41. V. of Broadclyst, Devon, 1843-4. C. and Lecturer at Henbury, Gloucs., 1846-55. P.C. of Escott, Devon, 1855-70. Lived latterly at Torquay. Disappears from Crockford, 1878. Author, Sermons and pamphlets. (Manchester Sch. Reg.; Foster, Index Eccles.; Clergy List.). His son James was also a clergyman, matriculating Brasenose in 1852 aged 18.

  3. In 1871 Rev. James Furnival clergyman without cure of souls aged 71 born Derby was living at Tormoham Devon with daughter Christine aged 43. Will of Rev. James Furnival formerly of Talaton but lately of Torquay who died 19/06/1877 at Torquay proved 06/07/1877 by Rev. James Furnival of Muston the son, effects under £9000.


T71/864 Port Royal No. 30. In the Jamaica Almanacs, Orchard was shown against James Willacy in 1811, James Willasey in 1816, Barnaby Maddan in 1818, John Willasey in 1820 and then Barnaby Maddan from 1821 to 1833.

  1. John Moore, Cases argued and determined in the Court of Common Pleas and Exchequer Chamber (1828) Vol. 10, pp. 223-233.

  2., Cambridge University Alumni 1261-1900 [database online]; Oxford Alumni 1715-1886 Vol. II.

  3. 1871 census online; National Probate Calendar 1877.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Rev. Furnival
Manchester Grammar School
Queen's College, Cambridge
Church of England

Associated Claims (1)

£5,368 1s 10d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)