Christopher Welbank, St Vincent

Male 1761 - 1826  (65 years)


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  • Name Christopher Welbank 
    Suffix St Vincent 
    Born 1761  Aldborough, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 3 Nov 1761  Aldborough, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Note It is speculative that Christopher born in 1761 in Aldborough is the same man as Christopher Welbank, cooper of St Vincent.

    In his Will he says that he has a brother John with no children and a brother Richard with two sons and two daughters.

    And his brother Richard vouched for his son Richard Thomas joining the Madras Infantry. This suggests that Richard had some standing in society.

    People with standing in society would leave records eg Wills and newspaper announcements of marriages and deaths. It seems unlikely that there was another Richard with the same family configuration and standing in society as Richard Welbank of The Tower, but there are no records of him, his children, or his brother John. 
    Note 27 Mar 1817  Kingstown, St Vincent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Record of 21 slaves owned by Christopher 
    Note 1822 and 1825  Kingstown. St Vincent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    similar records of slaves. The death rate is notable. In 1822, 4 have died in the last five years, aged 37, 38, 35 and 35. In 1825, another has died, age 29. 
    Note 1826  St Vincent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will of Christopher Welbank, Cooper to His Majesty's Ordnance in the Island of Saint Vincent of Kings Town , Island of Saint Vincent. 12 Nov 1826 PROB 11/1718
     
    • I Christopher Welbank of Kings Town in the Isaland of St Vincent cooper to his Majesty's Ordnance in this Island being of sound and disposing? mind... I give devise and bequeath unto my Son Thomas Richard Welbank now in the Army stationed in the East Indies the sum of ffive thousand five hundred pounds of Sterling money of Great Britain to be paid him by my Executors in twelve months after my decease out of my funded property.
      Also I give devise and bequeath to each of my brothers Richard Welbank and John Welbank the sum of five Hundred Pounds apiece of like Sterling money to be paid to them by my Executors...
      All of the rest and residue of of my funded property subject to the above.... I give devise and bequeath to my two nephews and my two nieces the children of my brother Richard Welbank.... to be paid to them on their attaining respectively the ages of twenty one years or their days of Marriage....
      I give devise and bequeath unto William Storot his heirs and assigns all that my part of Lot Number Sixty Seven in Kingstown adjoining on or abutting on my present dwelling house and the lot formerly occupied by Peggy Sutherland fronting Long Court and bounded Northerly by the lot belonging to Dr West? in trust nevertheless for my goddaughter Elizabeth Jane daughter of Grace Ffroderick? until she shall attain the age of twenty one years...
      I give devise and bequeath unto Benjamin Frith Hutchins ffifty pounds currency ...
      As a mark of my esteem and regard for him I give devise and bequeath my slave Isaac unto the said William Storot ... until he shall arrive at the age of twenty one years or thereabouts if complete in a trade when it is my will that the said William Storot his heirs or assigns shall manumit him and that my Executors to pay him the sum of one hundred pounds currency or lay out the same in such a manner as may be most advantageous for him
      my executors to manumit and set free my two slaves Rippon a cooper and Guashty? a labourer and to pay to each of them the sum of forty pounds currency in such a manner as may be most advantageous for them
      All the rest residue and remainder of all my real and personal Estate lands tenements and Slaves bills bonds Notes Money Plate furniture and other property of what nature and kindsoever and wheresoever situate I give devise and bequeath unto the Honorable Edward Jackson Charles Shophard and William Storot Esquire of Saint Vincent and the survivors of them.... on trust to sell and dispose of the same at and for the best prices that can be got for the same and out of the proceeds thereof to pay satisfy and discharge my debts... and subject thereto I give devise and bequeath one half of such residue unto my son Thomas Richard Welbank and the other half unto my said nephews and nieces the four children of my brother Richard Welbank to be equally divided ....
      and I authorise and empower my said Trustees ... to reserve to themselves the power .... of purchasing any portion of my residuary property directed to be sold especially my ... Slaves if they shall be desirous of belonging to any of them...
      I the said Christopher Welbank have set and affixed my hand and seal to this my last Will .... at St Vincent this 13th day of April in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Six

      (proved on 26th July 1826)
    Died 1826  Kingstown, St Vincent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Note 28 Jan 1828  Kingstown, St Vincent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Record of slaves owned and sold or manumitted by the Estate of Christopher. 5 were manumitted and 2 sold to Mr Storot. 
    Occupation Cooper in his Majesties Office of Ordnance. 
    Person ID I681  Welbank1
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2022 

    Father Christopher Welbank,   b. 1730, Aldborough, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1798, St Andrew, Aldborough, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Mary Dickinson,   b. 1723,   d. 20 Nov 1801, St Andrew, Aldborough, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 1758  Aldborough, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F188  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Baptiste 
    Children 
     1. Richard Thomas Welbank,   b. 1801, St Vincent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1855, Pau, Pyrenees Atlantiques, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F237  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart