William Henery

???? - 1836


  1. Planter in Demerara who by 1832 had moved to Britain and settled in the neighbourhood of Liverpool. Henery told the 1832 Select committee on the Commercial State of the West India Colonies that he had first arrived in Demerara the year after abolition of the slave trade; he immediately afterwards gives his arrival as 1806 but later gives 1808, presumably correctly. He remained in Demerara upwards of 20 years but had most recently been there only for a few months some two years previously, returning in May 1830.   He alludes to first purchasing an estate around 1818, but also refers to [Lambert?] Blair as his guardian managing the demographics of the enslaved workforce, presumably around the time of his arrival.  Henery also characterised his estates as unencumbered and himself as an independent planter, with no consignee ties.

  2. Baptism 20/10/1827 at St George, Everton Lancashire of Francis Campbell Henery child of William and Sarah Henery born 01/09/1827, abode Everton; merchant. The burial of a 'William Henry' of Everton aged 49 was recorded at St George Everton 11/08/1836, while the death of a William Henery was registered at Liverpool Q1 1861, but no will or probate details have yet been found in either case.

  3. Almost certainly the same man as the William Henery merchant of Doe Park Liverpool who appears as the father of Edmund Thornton Henery (1819-1902), who matriculated Caius Cambridge 1840, 'a merchant in British Guiana for many years.'


T71/885 British Guiana claim nos. 156 (Plantation Everton), 288 (Lonsdale) and 375 (Plantation Providence).

  1. PP 1831-32 (381) Report of the Select Committee on the Commercial State of the West India Colonies pp. 247-57.

  2. Lancashire OnLine Parish Clerk Project sourced LDS Film 2147913 http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Liverpool/Everton/stgeorge/baptisms_1825-1835.html [accessed 28/12/2010]; Ancestry.com, Liverpool, England, Burials 1813-1974 [database online] (this burial fits with a death-date of 05/08/1836 at Everton for William Henery given in the British Guiana Colonists Index); Ancestry.com, England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837-1915 [database online].

  3. Ancestry.com Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database online].

Further Information


Associated Claims (3)

£10,129 17s 6d
£9,609 19s 5d
£20,852 13s 2d

Associated Estates (4)

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
1825 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Joint owner
1831 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Joint owner
1828 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Owner
1819 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Addresses (1)

Liverpool, Lancashire, Merseyside, North-west England, England