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William Salmon

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William Salmon

Birth
Thornbury, South Gloucestershire Unitary Authority, Gloucestershire, England
Death
15 Aug 1794 (aged 50–51)
At Sea
Burial
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Memorial to William Salmon, son of John Salmon and Anne Stokes. Baptised on 1 Aug 1743 at St Mary's Church, Thornbury. He moved to live in St Elizabeth, Jamaica where he was a coroner and magistrate. He had one child, Susannah with a mixed race lady (then known as a mulatto) called Elizabeth Young and he had six more children with Mary Vassal, (who is referred to in William’s will as being a ‘free lady of colour’). They were Brice Webb Salmon in 1773, Brice Vassall Salmon in 1775, Elizabeth in 1778, Thomas in 1780, Henry in 1782 and Lewis in 1784. William died at sea on 15 Aug 1794 aged 50 years on his passage home from Jamaica. In his Will William left each of his sons £700; Mary Vassall (described as ‘a free woman of colour’) his house and twelve acres of land and a sum of £300 of Jamaican money; left half of a plantation called New Crawle and the slaves and stock thereon in the parish of St Eizabeth, Jamaica to his brother, Brice Webb Salmon.
Memorial to William Salmon, son of John Salmon and Anne Stokes. Baptised on 1 Aug 1743 at St Mary's Church, Thornbury. He moved to live in St Elizabeth, Jamaica where he was a coroner and magistrate. He had one child, Susannah with a mixed race lady (then known as a mulatto) called Elizabeth Young and he had six more children with Mary Vassal, (who is referred to in William’s will as being a ‘free lady of colour’). They were Brice Webb Salmon in 1773, Brice Vassall Salmon in 1775, Elizabeth in 1778, Thomas in 1780, Henry in 1782 and Lewis in 1784. William died at sea on 15 Aug 1794 aged 50 years on his passage home from Jamaica. In his Will William left each of his sons £700; Mary Vassall (described as ‘a free woman of colour’) his house and twelve acres of land and a sum of £300 of Jamaican money; left half of a plantation called New Crawle and the slaves and stock thereon in the parish of St Eizabeth, Jamaica to his brother, Brice Webb Salmon.


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  • Created by: Peter H
  • Added: Oct 1, 2018
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/193621944/william-salmon: accessed ), memorial page for William Salmon (1743–15 Aug 1794), Find a Grave Memorial ID 193621944, citing St Mary the Virgin Parish Churchyard, Thornbury, South Gloucestershire Unitary Authority, Gloucestershire, England; Maintained by Peter H (contributor 47423563).