Will of William Wells,
Owner of West Indian Plantations


William Wells of Llandough, near Cardiff, established himself as a planter and slave trader in St Kitts. His children by various house slaves remained enslaved until 1783, when William had them baptised and pronounced them free. In this will he talks about his son Nathaniel, whose mother was called Juggy. Nathaniel, who would inherit the greater part of William's estate, was sent to England to be educated.

PROB 11/1253, q. 641 (1794)

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