James Slade1

(10 October 1756 - )
     James Slade was born on October 10, 1756 in Winfirth Newburg, Dorset, England.1 He was the son of Robert Slade and Elizabeth Dunning.1
     James married Ann [?] circa 1782.2 James leased a house on High Street in Trinity from the heirs of John Butler.3 The Trinity Journal Reported that James left Trinity for Poole aboard the "Gannet" Stanworth.3 James died on December 25, 1814 in Poole, Dorset, England, at age 58.3

Children of James Slade and Ann [?]

  • Elizabeth Slade 2 b. circa 1783
  • Sophia Slade 2 b. circa 1785
  • Mary Slade 2 b. circa 1787
  • John Slade 3 b. November 18, 1802

Citations

  1. [S8418] England, Select Dorset Parish Registers, 1538-2001 Ancestry.com , Winfirth Newburg, Dorset, bapt Oct 10, 1756, James Slade s/o Elizabeth & Robert Slade.
  2. [S8546] Newfoundland's Grand Banks http://ngb.chebucto.org/, Will of Thomas Slade, Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 304 to 318 probate year 1832. (There is some doubt as to the year of probate.).
  3. [S8526] Keith Matthews Name Files1500-1850, Canadia Maritime History Archive https://www.mun.ca/mha/holdings/keith/index.php, unknown publish date, Slade, James of Poole.

Robert Slade Jr1

(10 October 1749 - )
     Robert Slade Jr was the son of Robert Slade and Elizabeth Dunning.1
     Robert married Elizabeth Foxcroft circa 1757 in Lambeth, London, England, at St Mary.2 Robert took on major responsiblity as Senior Partner for John Slade & Co. operations in Labrador.3,4 John Slade & Co, operated the following ships: "Hope" 83 tons; "Robert" 89 tons;;"John/Thomas" 100 tons; "Montague" 103 tons; "Sisters" 106 tons; "Heart of Oak" 107 tons; "Bros" 111 tons; "David" 130 tons; " Pr Eugene" 132 tons; "Standley" 149 tons.5 The schooner "Saint Anne" was built to run with a crew of 3. It was registered in all ports in Newfoundland. Robert Slade Jr. of Poole, England was listed as owner with 60 shares.6

Child of Robert Slade Jr and Elizabeth Foxcroft

  • Elizabeth Slade 7 b. March 23, 1761

Citations

  1. [S2466] England Births and Christenings,1538-1975, FamilySearch.org, Winfrith-Newburgh, Dorset, England, bapt Oct 10, 1749, Robert Slade, s/o Elizabeth & Robert Slade, FHL microfilm 2,427,600.
  2. [S503] London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932, Ancestry.com,, Lambeth, St Mary, 1762-1867, p528, #1788, Robert Slade of St Ann Blackfriars, London & Elizabeth Foxcroft of St Mary, married July 3, 1779.
  3. [S8448] Profiles of Water Street Merchants, Merchant Families and Entrepreneurs of Trinity.
  4. [S8445] Gordon Handcock W, Dictionary of Canadian Biography University of Toronto, 1979).
  5. [S8526] Keith Matthews Name Files1500-1850, Canadia Maritime History Archive https://www.mun.ca/mha/holdings/keith/index.php, unknown publish date.
  6. [S8456] Canada, Seafarers of the Atlantic Provinces, 1789-1935, Ancestry.com , Index of Surnames from the Ships and Seafarers of Atlantic Canada. CD-ROM. Maritime History Archive, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. Ancestry.com. Canada, Seafarers of the Atlantic Provinces, 1789-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
  7. [S2466] England Births and Christenings,1538-1975, FamilySearch.org, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2WW-K6V Elizabeth Slade, b Mar 23,1761, Winfirth Newburg, Dorset.

David Slade1,2

(24 June 1765 - April 1847)
     David Slade was born in 1765 in Dorset, England.1 He was the son of Robert Slade and Elizabeth Dunning.3 David apprenticed with his Uncle John's merchant trading company, Slade & Co. He was paid in victuals & clothes & £4 cash. Supplies purchased included skinning knife, clasp knife, needles and sewing twine. Company record list David as being in Fox Harbour in 1785 and 1786.4,5 His apprenticeship ended Oct 10, 1789, wages due £16. Purchases included brandy, beer, rum & tea.6
     David married first Elizabeth Smith on April 21, 1795 in Lychett Minster, Dorset, England,7, the daughter of William & Grace Smith of Poole.8
     David married second Eleanor Croft circa 1815 in Lytchett Minster Parish, Dorset, England.9 The Great Britian Board of Trade shows that in 1821, David, along with John, James and Robert Slade registered "Radical" a 68 ton vessell with John Gillard as captain.10 In Dec 1821, David Slade of Slade & Cox, sailed from Fogo to Poole, England on Slade & Coxes vessel "Perserverance".10 David Slade was made the Twillingate North District Justice of the Peace in July, 1834.6 David and James Slade registered the vessels "James", 86 tons; "John Thomas", 100 tons; "Sisters", 106 tons; and "David", 130 tons for trade in all ports of Newfoundland and Labrador.11
     David was a founding member of Newfoundland's Beothuk Institute. The institute continues to this day with a mission "to create, maintain and enhance public knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the Beothuk People and their prehistoric ancestors, and to initiate, support and/or encourage projects commensurate with this aim."12
     David Slade died in April, 1847 in Dorset at age 8113 and was buried in Lytchett Minster Parish Churchyard, Poole, Dorset, England.13

Census, Tax, Voter Records, & City Directories

YearLocationHead of Household
1841Lytchett Minster Parish, Dorset, EnglandDavid Slade14

Children of David Slade and Elizabeth Smith

Children of David Slade and Eleanor Croft

  • Sarah Slade 14 b. circa 1816
  • Elizabeth Slade 14 b. October 25, 1818
  • Jane Slade 16 b. circa 1826
  • Mary Slade 16 b. circa 1826
  • Henrietta Slade 14 b. circa 1826

Citations

  1. [S8549] Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials,1538-1812, Ancestry.com , Winfrith Newburgh, img 58/269, bapt 1765, David, s/o Robert & Eliza Slade, June 24th.
  2. [S2466] England Births and Christenings,1538-1975, FamilySearch.org, Winfrith-Newburgh, Dorset, David Slade, bapt Jun 24, 1765, s/o Elizabeth & Robert Slade.
  3. [S21] 1921 Canada Census of Newfoundland.
  4. [S8530] Keith Mathews, Mathews, Keith. Profiles of Water Street Merchants. Unpublished Manuscript, Memorial University, 1980. 1980), Slade, David of Poole.
  5. [S8546] Newfoundland's Grand Banks http://ngb.chebucto.org/, http://ngb.chebucto.org/Fogo/…
    Original records (MG 460) held at PANL (box 34; file 1),.
  6. [S8526] Keith Matthews Name Files1500-1850, Canadia Maritime History Archive https://www.mun.ca/mha/holdings/keith/index.php, unknown publish date, Slade, David of Poole.
  7. [S8549] Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials,1538-1812, Ancestry.com, Lytchett Minster Parish, p118, img 125/543, David Slade & Elizabeth Smith were married by licence on Apr 25, 1795.
  8. [S8549] Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials,1538-1812, Ancestry.com, Poole, Baptisms 1772, img 1081/1508, Oct 11, 1772, Elizabeth, d/o William & Grace Smith.
  9. [S8449] 1841 Census of England, Dorset County.
  10. [S8526] Keith Matthews Name Files1500-1850, Canadia Maritime History Archive https://www.mun.ca/mha/holdings/keith/index.php, David Slade of Poole.
  11. [S8526] Keith Matthews Name Files1500-1850, Canadia Maritime History Archive https://www.mun.ca/mha/holdings/keith/index.php
  12. [S8526] Keith Matthews Name Files1500-1850, Canadia Maritime History Archive https://www.mun.ca/mha/holdings/keith/index.php, Slade, David of Poole and www.beothukinstitute.ca.
  13. [S3064] England, Select Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991, Ancestry.com, Lytchet Minster, Dorset, David Slade 81, bur Apr 9, 1847 FHL film 1239205.
  14. [S8449] 1841 Census of England, Dorset County, Dorset, Lytchett Minster Dist 2, pg 9, lines 3-8 David & Eleanor Slade family.
  15. [S8549] Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials,1538-1812, Ancestry.com, Lytchett Minster, img 417/543, Sep 22, 1804, James, the son & Elizabeth, the daughter of David & Elizabeth Slade.
  16. [S8449] 1841 Census of England, Dorset County, "England and Wales Census, 1841," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQYW-TVF : 13 December 2017), David Slade, Lytchett Minster, Dorset, England; from "1841 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

Robert Slade1

(6 January 1741 - )
     Robert Slade was born on January 6, 1741 in Osmington, Dorset, England.2 He was the son of Thomas Slade and Mary [?].1 After finishing his apprenticeship under his great uncle John Slade, Robert assumed the principal position of the John Slade & Co operation in Laborador.3

Citations

  1. [S8418] England, Select Dorset Parish Registers, 1538-2001 Ancestry.com.
  2. [S8549] Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials,1538-1812, Ancestry.com , img 21/101, Osmington, 1741 bapt Robert, s/o Thomas & Mary Slade Jan 6, 1741,.
  3. [S8445] Gordon Handcock W, Dictionary of Canadian Biography University of Toronto, 1979), John Slade http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/slade_john_4E.html

Elizabeth Foxcroft1

(circa 1755 - 22 December 1832)
     Elizabeth Foxcroft was born circa 1755 in Dorset, England.1
     Elizabeth married Robert Slade Jr, son of Robert Slade and Elizabeth Dunning, circa 1757 in Lambeth, London, England, at St Mary.2 Elizabeth died on December 22, 1832 in Winfirth Newburg, Dorset, England.1 Her father is listed in her obituary as Edward Foxcraft, Esq and her spouse is listed as Robert Slade, Esq.

Child of Elizabeth Foxcroft and Robert Slade Jr

  • Elizabeth Slade 3 b. March 23, 1761

Citations

  1. [S8450] British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices, FamilySearch.org, , records extracted FamilySearch and images digitized by FindMyPast; citing United Kingdom, 22 Dec 1832, The British Newspaper Archive, Ireland; FHL microfilm .
    Digital Folder Number 102117673, Image Number 00358.
  2. [S503] London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932, Ancestry.com,, Lambeth, St Mary, 1762-1867, p528, #1788, Robert Slade of St Ann Blackfriars, London & Elizabeth Foxcroft of St Mary, married July 3, 1779.
  3. [S2466] England Births and Christenings,1538-1975, FamilySearch.org, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2WW-K6V Elizabeth Slade, b Mar 23,1761, Winfirth Newburg, Dorset.

Eleanor Croft1

(circa 1791 - )
     Eleanor Croft was born circa 1791 in Dorset, England.2
     Eleanor married David Slade, son of Robert Slade and Elizabeth Dunning, circa 1815 in Lytchett Minster Parish, Dorset, England.2

Census, Tax, Voter Records, & City Directories

YearLocationHead of Household
1841Lytchett Minster Parish, Dorset, EnglandDavid Slade3
1851Lychett Minster, Dorset, EnglandEleanor Croft4

Children of Eleanor Croft and David Slade

  • Sarah Slade 3 b. circa 1816
  • Elizabeth Slade 5 b. October 25, 1818
  • Jane Slade 3 b. circa 1826
  • Mary Slade 3 b. circa 1826
  • Henrietta Slade 3 b. circa 1826

Citations

  1. [S1721] Dorset, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921 Ancestry.com, Lytchett MinsterParish 1817, p11, #33 marr Nov 18, 1817, David Slade, widower & Eleanor Crofts, widow.
  2. [S8449] 1841 Census of England, Dorset County.
  3. [S8449] 1841 Census of England, Dorset County, Dorset, Lytchett Minster Dist 2, pg 9, lines 3-8 David & Eleanor Slade family.
  4. [S1720] 1851 England Census of Dorset on Ancestry.com, Lythett Minster dist 2a, p4, sched 15, Eleanor Slade 65.
  5. [S6787] Dorset, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, Ancestry.com, Lytchett Minster, 1818, p12, #95, b Sep 26, bapt Oct 25, 1818, Elizabeth Slade d/o David & Eleanor Slade.

Thomas Slade1

(circa 1720 - 1816)
     Thomas Slade was born circa 1720 in Poole, Dorset, England.1 He was the son of John Slade and Anne Sergaent.1 As a part of John Slade & Co trading operation, Thomas was commander of the 180 ton brigade "Fame" from Fogo, Newfoundland to Poole, England. He took goods to Newfoundland trading them for fish such as cod and salmon, furs, especially seal, and seal oil from the New World. About 1815, he left to begin his own compay with his nephew, William Cox. The new compay, Thomas Slade & Co. grew quickly and by 1817 did more import/export business as John Slade & Co.1 Thomas purchased land in East and West Morden, Dorset, England. Upon his death, this land was willed to his brother David.1 Most of his trading business was situated around Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland.1 Thomas died in 1816 in Poole, Dorset.1 He left a will in 1832; Will of Thomas Slade from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 304 to 318 probate year 1832.
(There is some doubt as to the year of probate.)

In re Thomas Slade deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me Thomas Slade of the Town and County of Poole Merchant which I make in manner following that is to say First I direct my just debts funeral expenses and the charges of the Probate hereof to be paid and discharged I give and bequeath the sum of Two thousand pounds stock or capital Navy five per cent Bank annuities to my executors hereinafter named in trust to receive and take the interest Dividends and Annual Produce arising therefrom and to pay the same to my dear sister Jane Thomas wife of George Thomas to and for her own absolute use and benefit independent of her said husband or any future husband for and during the term of her natural life and her receipt or receipts alone without her husband joining therein to be a good discharge for the same such payments to be made half yearly the first payment whereof is to be made immediately after the first half yearly payment of Dividends of the Navy five per cent stock which shall become due next after my decease and from and after her decease upon trust to pay the same to her husband Thomas Thomas for and during his natural life and from and after the decease of the survivor of them the said Jane Thomas and Thomas Thomas in trust for and I give and bequeath the said sum of two thousand pounds stock or capital unto Elizabeth Talbot daughter of my said sister Jane Thomas and wife of Richard Talbot in case she should be living at the time of the decease of the survivor of them the said Thomas Thomas and Jane his wife to and for her own use absolutely for ever but in case the said Elizabeth Talbot shall be then dead then in trust for and I give and bequeath the said two thousand pounds stock aforesaid unto the child if only one or all the children if more than one of the said Elizabeth talbot which shall be then living equally to be divided between them if more than one share and share alike and to be paid to them respectively upon their attaining their respective ages of twenty one years and in case my said niece Elizabeth Talbot shall happen to die in the lifetime of the said Thomas Thomas and Jane his wife or of the survivor of them without leaving any issue her surviving or leaving such and they shall all die under the age of twenty one years and unmarried then and in that case I will and direct that the said sum of two thousand pounds stock shall sink into and be considered as part of my residuary property hereinafter bequeathed I give and bequeath unto my executors hereinafter named the sum of four thousand pounds stock or capital Navy five per cent Bank annuities in trust to receive and take the interest dividends and annual produce thereof and to pay the same unto my brother James Slade during the joint lives of himself and Ann his wife and to the survivor of them during his or her natural life such payments to be made half yearly the first payment whereof to be made immediately after the first half yearly payment of dividends of the Navy five per cent stock which shall become due next after my decease and from and after the decease of the survivor of them in trust as to the principal or capital of the said four thousand pounds stock for Elizabeth Slade and Sophia Slade daughters of my said brother James Slade equally to be divided between them share and share alike and to be paid or transferred to them when and as they shall attain their respective ages of twenty five years and I authorise and empower my said Trustees to apply all or any part of the interest or dividends of their respective shares in the meantime and until the principal becomes payable in their maintenance education and support and to suffer the remainder thereof to accumulate and to be paid and go along with the principal of each share provided nevertheless that in case either of them the said Elizabeth Slade and Sophia Slade shall happen to die under the age of twenty five years leaving issue one or more child or children then I direct that the share of her so dying as well original as accruing under the clause next hereinafter mentioned shall go and be paid to such child if only one or all such children if more than one in equal shares But in case either of them the said Elizabeth Slade and Sophia Slade shall happen to die under the age of twenty five years without leaving any issue then and in that case in trust for and I give and bequeath the share of her so dying unto the survivor or other of them the said Elizabeth Slade and Sophia Slade who shall attain the age of twenty five years or dying in the meantime shall have left issue one or more child or children And in case both of them the said Elizabeth Slade and Sophia Slade shall happen to die under the age of twenty five years without leaving issue one or more child or children then and in that case I will and direct that the said sum of four thousand pounds stock or capital and the accumulations if any arising from the interest and dividends shall sink into and form a part of my residuary property herein after bequeathed.
I give and bequeath unto my niece Mary Slade daughter of my said brother James Slade now living with me the sum of two thousand pounds stock or capital Navy five per cent Bank annuities to and for her own use absolutely.
I give and beqeuath unto my executors hereinafter named the further sum of eight thousand pounds stock or capital Navy five per cent Bank annuities in trust to receive and take the interest dividends and annual produce arising therefrom and to pay the same half yearly unto my sister Elizabeth Cox wife of William Cox for and during the term of her natural life the first of such payments to be made immediately after the first half yearly payment of dividends in the Navy five per cent Bank annuities which shall become due next after my decease and from and after the decease of the said Elizabeth Cox in trust as to the said eight thousand pounds stock or capital for Jane Cox, Thomas Cox, Mary Cox and Hannah Cox children of the said Elizabeth Cox equally to be divided between them share and share alike and to be paid or transferred to them when and as they shall attain their respective ages of twenty five years and I authorise and empower my said trustees to apply all or any part of the interest or dividends of their respective shares in the meantime and until the principal becomes payable in their maintenance education and support and to suffer the remainder thereof to accumulate and to be paid and go along with the principal of each share provided nevertheless that in case any or either of them the said Jane Cox, Thomas Cox, Mary Cox and Hannah Cox shall happen to die under the age of twenty five years leaving issue one or more child or children then and in that case I will and direct that such child or children shall have and be entitled to the share or shares of the said sum of Eight thousand pounds stock aforesaid as well original as accruing by virtue of the clause next hereinafter contained which his her or their parent or parents would have had and been entitled to had he she or they lived to attain the age of twenty five years but in case any or either of them the said Jane Cox Thomas Cox, Mary Cox and Hannah Cox shall happen to die under the age of twenty five years without leaving issue as aforesaid then and in that case I will and direct that the share or shares of him her or them so dying as well original as accruing by virtue of this clause shall go and be paid to the survivors or survivor and others or other of them if more than one in equal shares and I empower my said trustees to advance or transfer to any of them the said Jane Cox Thomas Cox Mary Cox and Hannah Cox after they shall respectively attain the age of twenty five years if that shall happen in the lifetime of their said mother Elizabeth Cox all or any part of their expectant shares of the principals if my said Trustees shall be thereto requested by my said sister Elizabeth Cox
I give and bequeath unto my executors hereinafter named the further sum of Ten thousand pounds stock or capital Navy five per cent Bank annuities upon the trusts nevertheless and for the intents and purposes hereinafter expressed mentioned and declared of and concerning the same that is to say as to One thousand pounds stock part of the said sum of Ten thousand pounds stock or capital in trust for and I give and bequeath the same unto John Slade son of my late niece Mary Slade deceased the late wife of my cousin Robert Slade one of my executors hereinafter named to be assigned or transferred to him when and as soon as he shall attain his age of twenty five years to and for his own use absolutely; as to One thousand pounds stock other part of the said sum of ten thousand pounds stock or capital in trust for and I give & bequeath the same unto Eliza Slade daughter of my late nice the said Mary Slade deceased to be assigned or transferred to her when and as soon as she shall attain her age of twenty five years to and for her own use absolutely As to one thousand pounds stock other part of the said xxx sum or ten thousand pounds stock or capital in trust for and I give and bequeath the same unto Mary Slade another daughter of my said late niece Mary Slade deceased to be assigned or transferred to her when and as soon as she shall attain her age of twenty five years to and for her own use absolutely. As to one thousand pounds other part of the said sum of ten thousand pounds stock or capital in trust for and I give and bequeath the same unto Robert Slade another son of my said late niece Mary Slade to be assigned or transferred to him when and as soon as he shall attain his age of twenty five years to and for his own use absolutely As to one thousand pounds stock other part of the said sum of ten thousand pounds stock or capital in trust for and I give and bequeath the same unto Sarah Slade another daughter of my said late nice Mary Slade deceased to be assigned or transferred to her when and as soon as she shall attain her age of twenty five years to and for her own use absolutely. As to one thousand pounds stock other part of the said sum of ten thousand pounds stock or capital in trust for and I give and bequeath the same unto James Slade another son of my said late niece Mary Slade deceased to be assigned or transferred to him when and as soon as he shall attain his age of twenty five years to and for his own use absolutely. As to two thousand pounds stock other part of the said ten thousand pounds stock or capital in trust for and I give and bequeath the same unto Thomas Slade another son of my said late niece Mary Slade deceased to be assigned or transferred to him when and as soon as he shall attain his age of twenty five years to and for his own use absolutely and as to two thousand pounds stock the remaining part of the said sum of ten thousand pounds stock or capital in trust for and I give and bequeath the same unto Anna Slade another daughter of my said late niece Mary Slade deceased to be assigned or transferred to her when and as soon as she shall attain her age of twenty five years to and for her own use absolutely and as to the interest dividends and annual produce arising from the said respective legacies so given to the children of the said late Mary Slade deceased from the first payment after my death until the legatees to whom they shall respectively belong shall attain their respective ages of twenty five years in trust to pay to or permit and suffer the said Robert Slade their father to have receive and take the same in trust for the legatees to whom they shall respectively belong and to be paid and applied by him for and towards the support maintenance education and advancement in lief of such legatees respectively in such manner and form as he the said Robert Slade shall in his discretion think proper and in case of his death such interest and dividends to be applied for the like purpose in such manner and form as my trustees for the time being shall in their discretion think proper and I direct such payments of the interest and dividends to be made half yearly the first payment whereof to be made immediately after the first half yearly payment of dividends of the Navy five per cent Annuities which shall become due next after my decease And I also direct that the surplus money if any arising from the interest dividends and annual produce of the said respective legacies after such payment and application as aforesaid shall be retained by the said Robert Slade or my Trustees as the case may be for the respective legatees to whom they shall respectively belong and to be paid to them respectively with their respective legacies upon their respectively attaining the age of twenty five years Provided nevertheless that in case any one or more of the said children of my said late niece Mary Slade deceased shall die under the age of twenty five years leaving issue one or more child or children such child or children shall take the legacy or legacies which his her or their parents would have been entitled to as well original as accruing under the clause next hereinafter contained if he she or they had lived to attain that age if more than one in equal shares. But in case any of the said children of my said niece Mary Slade deceased shall happen to die under the age of twenty five years without leaving issue then living then the legacy or legacies of him her or them so dying as well original as accruing under this clause shall go and be paid to the survivors or survivor and others or other of the same children of my said niece Mary Slade deceased and if more than one in equal shares his her or their executors administrators and assigns.
I give and bequeath unto my said executors the further sum of eight thousand pounds stock or capital Navy five per cent Bank annuities in trust to receive and take the interest dividends and annual produce thereof and pay the same unto my niece Elizabeth Talbot wife of Richard Talbot and daughter of my sister the said Jane Thomas half yearly during the term of her natural life the first of such half yearly payments to be made immediately after the first half yearly payment of dividends of the same stock which shall become due after my decease And from and after the decease of the said Elizabeth Talbot for the child if only one or all the children if more than one of the said Elizabeth Talbot now born or hereafter to be born equally amongst them share and share alike to be paid or transferred to such of them as shall be born at my decease at their respective ages of twenty five years and to such of them as shall be born afterwards at their respective ages of twenty one years Provided nevertheless that in case any of such children who shall be born in my lifetime shall happen to die under the age of twenty five years or any of such children as shall be born after my decease shall happen to die under the age of twenty one years and shall leave issue one or more child or children such child or children shall have and take the share or shares as well original as accruing under the clause next hereinafter mentioned which the parent or parents would have taken if he she or they had lived to attain the said respective ages if more than one in equal shares But if any of such children shall happen to die under the said respective ages without issue then I direct that the share or shares of him her or them so dying as well original as accruing under this clause shall go and be paid to the other or others of such child or children if more than one in equal shares And in case of the death of all of them under the said respective ages without leaving issue then the said sum of eight thousand pounds stock shall from and after the decease of the said Elizabeth Talbot sink into my residuary estate hereinafter bequeathed And I do hereby authorise and empower my said Trustees to advance or transfer to any of the children of the said Elizabeth Talbot after they shall respectively attain the age of twenty five years if that shall happen in the lifetime of their said mother Elizabeth Talbot all or any part of their respective shares of the Principal if my said Trustees shall be thereto requested by the said Elizabeth Talbot And also to apply all or any part of the interest or dividends of the expectant share of each of the children of the said Elizabeth Talbot in his or her education maintenance and support until the principal becomes payable and to suffer the remainder to accumulate for her and to go along with the Principal I give and bequeath unto my executors hereinafter named the sum of two thousand pounds stock or capital Navy five per cent Bank annuities in trust for John Hooper and George Hooper children of my late niece Mary Hooper deceased equally to be divided between them share and share alike and to be paid or assigned to them when and as they shall respectively attain the age of twenty five years to and for their own absolute use and benefit respectively And I do hereby authorise and empower my said Trustees to pay and apply all or any part of the interest or dividends of their respective shares in the education maintenance and support of each of them the said John Hooper and George Hooper respectively and until the Principal of such respective shares becomes payable and to suffer the remainder to accumulate and go along with the Principal Provided nevertheless that in case either of them the said John Hooper and George Hooper shall happen to die under the age of twenty five years leaving issue one or more child or children then I will and direct that such child or children shall be entitled to and shall take the share or shares which his her or their parent or parents would have taken had he or they been living such children if more than one to take in equal shares as tenants in common and not as joint tenants But in case either of them the said John Hooper and George Hooper shall happen to die under the age of twenty five years without leaving issue then I will and direct that the share of him so dying shall go and be paid to the other of them his executors administrators and assigns And in case of the death of both of them the said John Hooper and George Hooper under the age of twenty five years without leaving issue as aforesaid then I direct that the said sum of two thousand pounds stock or capital shall sink into and form a part of my residuary personal estate hereinafter bequeathed I give and bequeath unto my executors herein after named the sum of eleven thousand six hundred pounds stock or capital Navy five per cent Bank annuities upon the trusts and for the intents and purposes hereinafter mentioned expressed and declared of and concerning the same (that is to say) As to one hundred pounds stock part of the said sum of eleven thousand six hundred pounds stock or capital in trust for and I give and bequeath the same unto my nephew Robert Slade son of my brother David Slade to be assigned or transferred to him when and as soon as he shall attain his age of twenty five years to and for his own use absolutely As to one thousand pounds stock other part of the said sum of eleven thousand six hundred pounds stock or capital in trust for and I give and bequeath the same unto my nephew John Slade another son of my said brother David Slade to be assigned or transferred to him when and as soon as he shall attain his age of twenty five years to and for his own use absolutely As to four thousand pounds stock other part of the said sum of eleven thousand six hundred pounds stock or capital in trust for and I give and bequeath the same unto my nephew Thomas Slade another son of my said brother David Slade to be assigned or transferred to him when and as soon as he shall attain his age of twenty five years to and for his own use absolutely As to one thousand pounds stock other part of the said sum of Eleven thousand six hundred pounds stock or capital in trust for and I give and bequeath the same unto my nephew David Slade another son of my said brother David Slade to be assigned or transferred to him when and as soon as he shall attain his age of twenty five years to and for his own use absolutely for ever As to one thousand pounds stock other part of the said sum of eleven thousand six hundred pounds stock or capital in trust for and I give and bequeath the same unto my nephew James Slade another son of my said brother David Slade to be assigned or transferred to him when and as soon as he shall attain his age of twenty five years to and for his own use absolutely for ever As to one thousand pounds stock other part of the said sum of eleven thousand six hundred pounds stock or capital in trust for and I give and bequeath the same unto my nephew George Slade another son of my said brother David Slade to be assigned or transferred to him when as soon as he shall attain his age of twenty five years to and for his own use absolutely And as to one thousand pounds stock other part of the said sum of eleven thousand six hundred pounds stock or capital in trust for and I give and bequeath the same unto my niece Mary Slade daughter of my said brother David Slade to be assigned or transferred to her when and as soon as she shall attain her age of twenty five years to and for her own use absolutely Also one thousand pounds stock other part of the said sum of eleven thousand six hundred pounds stock or capital in trust fr and I give and bequeath the same unto my nephew Richard Slade another son of my said brother David Slade to be assigned or transferred to him when and as soon as he shall attain his age of twenty five years to and for his own use absolutely As to five hundred pounds stock other part of the said sum of eleven thousand six hundred pounds stock or capital in trust for and I give and bequeath the same unto my niece Sarah Slade another daughter of my said brother David Slade to be assigned or transferred to her when and as soon as she shall attain her age of twenty five years to and for her own use absolutely for ever And as to the remaining one thousand pounds stock part of the said sum of eleven thousand six hundred pounds stock or capital in trust for and I give and bequeath the same unto my nephew Samuel Slade another son of my said brother David Slade to be assigned or transferred to him when and as soon as he shall attain his age of twenty five years to and for his own use absolutely Provided always and I do hereby authorise and empower my said executors or the survivor of them or the Trustee or Trustees to be appointed by virtue of the power hereinafter contained to pay and apply all or any part of the interest dividends and annual produce arising from the said respective legacies last mentioned so given to the children of my brother David Slade for and towards the support maintenance education and advancement in life of each of the said legatees to whom they shall respectively belong until they shall respectively attain the age of twenty five years or die under that age and that the remainder thereof shall accumulate and go along with the Principal Provided also that in case any or either of them the said Robert Slade, John Slade, Thomas Slade, David Slade, James Slade, George Slade Mary Slade, Richard Slade, Sarah Slade and Samuel Slade shall happen to die under the age of twenty five years having been married and leaving issue one or more child or children then and in that case I will and direct that such child or children shall have and be entitled to the share of shares of the said sum of eleven thousand six hundred pounds stock as aforesaid as well original as accruing by virtue of the clause next hereinafter contained which his her or their parents or parent would have had and been entitled to had he she or they been living But in case any or either of them the said Robert Slade, John Slade Thomas Slade, David Slade, James Slade, George Slade, Mary Slade, Richard Slade, Sarah Slade and Samuel Slade, shall happen to die under the age of twenty five years without leaving issue as aforesaid then and in that case I will and direct that the share or shares of him her or them so dying as well original as accruing by virtue of this clause shall go and be paid to the survivors or survivor and others or other of them if more than one in equal shares I give and bequeath unto my executors hereinafter named the sum of five hundred pounds in trust to lay out and invest the same on Government Public or Real security or securities in the United Kingdom And as to the interest dividends or annual produce arising therefrom in trust to pay the same half yearly unto my cousin James Gritton or to permit and suffer him to receive and take the same for and during the term of his natural life the first of such half yearly payments to become due and payable at the end of six calendar months after my decease and from and after his decease in trust for the child if only one or all the children if more than one of the said James Gritton now born or hereafter to be born and to be equally divided amongst them if more than one and to be paid to them on their respectively attaining the age of twenty one years and as to the interest and dividends of each of their shares in the meantime in trust to pay and apply such part thereof as my said Trustees shall think proper in his her or their support maintenance education and advancement in life and to suffer the remainder to accumulate and go along with the Principal Provided nevertheless that in case any or either of such children shall happen to die either in my lifetime or afterwards under the age of twenty one years having been married and leaving issue one or more child or children then and in that case I will and direct that such child or children shall have and be entitled to the share or shares of the said last mentioned principal sum as well original as accruing by virtue of the clause next hereinafter contained which his her or their parent or parents would have had or been entitled to had he she or they been living But in case any or either of such children of the said James Gritton shall happen to die under the age of twenty one years without leaving issue as aforesaid then and in that case I will and direct that the share or shares of him her or them so dying as aforesaid as well original as accruing by virtue of this Clause shall go and be paid to the survivors or survivor and others or other of them if more than one in equal shares and proportions And in case of the death of all of them under the age of twenty one years without leaving issue then the Principal to sink into my residuary estate hereinafter bequeathed I give and bequeath unto Hannah Slade, Martha Slade and Robert Slade the children of my late cousin James Slade deceased the sum of one hundred pounds each to be paid them within six calendar months after my decease I give and bequeath unto my cousin Robert Standley the sum of fifty pounds to be paid him within six calendar months after my decease I give devise and bequeath unto my nephew the said Thomas Slade son of my brother the said David Slade All that my storehouse with the appurtenances in Poole aforesaid and lately purchased by me of Mr. Thomas Burt to hold the same unto the said Thomas Slade son of my said brother David Slade his heirs and assigns absolutely for ever and in case he shall happen to die under the age of twenty one years without leaving any child or children living at his decease then I give and devise the same unto his brother James Slade if he shall be then living and to his heirs and assigns for ever but if he shall not then be living to his brother George Slade his heirs and assigns for ever I give devise and bequeath unto my executors hereinafter named all my lands tenements and hereditaments which I shall die seized possessed of interested in or entitled unto situate and being in or near the Parishes of East and West Morden in the County of Dorset or either of them or elsewhere in England (except the said Storehouse) whether freehold copyhold or leasehold or of what other tenure of kind soever To hold the same unto my executors and the survivor of them and the heirs executors administrators and assigns of such survivor according to the nature of the estates and property upon the trusts nevertheless and to and for the uses ends intents and purposes hereinafter mentioned expressed and declared of and concerning the same (that is to say) upon trust to permit and suffer my said brother David Slade to use occupy and enjoy and to receive and take the rents issues and profits thereof for his own use for and during the term of his natural life and from and immediately after his decease I give devise and bequeath the same messuages lands tenements and hereditaments unto my said nephews James Slade and George Slade sons of my said brother David Slade To hold unto and to the use of them my said last mentioned nephews James Slade and George Slade equally to be divided between them share and share alike and to take as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and to their several and respective heirs executors administrators and assigns absolutely for ever or according to the nature of the estates and property And whereas I have made a Deed of Gift unto my nephew William Cox son of my said sister Elizabeth Cox of one moiety or half part of all my Newfoundland Trade and of all my Plantations Rooms Storehouses Flakes Lands and Estates with their appurtenances in the Island of Newfoundland or elsewhere in North America and also of all my Ships, Brigs, Sloops Schooners Boats Craft Fishing Implements and other effects belonging to the said Trade Now I do hereby confirm such Deed of Gift and as to the remaining moiety or half part thereof and all other my property estate and effects belonging to or employed in the Newfoundland Trade or in or to which I may have any share or interest at the time of my decease I give devise and bequeath the same unto my executors hereinafter named To hold the same unto my said executors and the survivor of them and the heirs executors administrators and assigns of such survivor according to the nature of the estates and property Upon the Trusts nevertheless and to and for the uses ends intents and purposes hereinafter mentioned expressed and declared of and concerning the same (that is to say) upon trust to permit and suffer my cousin Robert Slade of Poole aforesaid Merchant and one of my executors hereinafter named to carry on the trade either alone or jointly with the said William Cox or any other person or persons but nevertheless in trust for the said Thomas Slade son of my brother David Slade and Thomas Slade son of my said cousin Robert Slade until they shall respectively attain the age of twenty four years and when and as soon as they shall respectively attain the age of twenty four years then in trust for and I give devise and bequeath one moiety or half part of all such my Newfoundland property estate and effects and of the gains profits and increase thereof unto my said nephew Thomas Slade son of my brother David Slade To hold the same unto and to the use of my said nephew Thomas Slade son of my said brother David Slade his heirs executors administrators and assigns absolutely for ever
And as to the remaining moiety or half part thereof in trust for and I give devise and bequeath the same unto my nephew Thomas Slade son of my said cousin Robert Slade his heirs executors administrators and assigns To hold the same unto and to the use of the said Thomas Slade son of the said Robert Slade his heirs executors administrators and assigns absolutely for ever Provided always and it is my will and I do hereby order and direct that if my said cousin Robert Slade shall be desirous of putting his son the said Thomas Slade into the Newfoundland Trade before he shall attain the age of twenty four years it shall and may be lawful for my said executors to give up the said last mentioned undivided moiety or half part of my said Newfoundland trade estate and effects aforesaid unto the said Thomas Slade the son of the said Robert Slade And it is my will that my said cousin Robert Slade shall be indemnified and saved harmless out of my estate for all losses damages and expenses which may arise or happen to him by reason or in consequence of carrying on the said trades Provided nevertheless that in case either of them the said Thomas Slade son of my said brother David Slade or the said Thomas Slade son of the said Robert Slade shall happen to die under the age of twenty four years leaving issue one or more child or children such issue shall take the share which the parent would have taken if living Provided also that in case the said Thomas Slade son of my said brother David Slade shall happen to die under the age of twenty four years without leaving issue then as to his share last mentioned in trust for and I give devise and bequeath the same unto the said James Slade another son of the said David Slade his heirs executors administrators and assigns absolutely for ever with the like power for the said Robert Slade my executor to carry on the trade for his benefit as to his share therein during his minority Provided also that in case the said Thomas Slade son of the said Robert Slade my executor shall happen to die under the age of twenty four years without leaving issue then as to his share last mentioned in trust for and I give devise and bequeath the same unto the said Robert Slade another son of the said Robert Slade my Executor his heirs executors administrators and assigns absolutely for ever with the like power for the said Robert Slade my executor to carry on the trade for his benefit as to his share therein during his minority
And as to all the rest residue and remainder of my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever both real and personal and of what nature or kind soever I give devise and bequeath the same and every part and parcel thereof unto and equally between my said brother David Slade and the said William Cox son of my said sister Elizabeth Cox to take as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and to their several and respective heirs executors administrators and assigns absolutely for ever or according to the nature of the estates and property And lastly revoking all former wills by me made I declare this only to be my last will and testament and I do appoint my said cousin Robert Slade and Thomas Parr of Poole aforesaid Gentleman joint executors hereof And it is my will that all and every the stocks and funds which I shall have standing in my name at my decease shall be sold and disposed of or transferred by my executors as they in their discretion may think proper and that they shall not be obliged to transfer the legacies although given in stock to the legatees yet it is my will and I do hereby order and direct that they my said executors and the survivors and survivor of them and such new Trustee or Trustees to be appointed under the power hereinafter contained shall lay out and invest all such trust monies as shall come to their hands respectively by virtue of this my will in or upon some of the stocks or funds of the United Kingdom or on Government or Public or real security or securities in the United Kingdom and they shall have power to vary and transfer or transpose the same stocks funds and securities and also all such stocks funds and securities as shall be standing in my name at my decease as occasion shall require or as shall be thought fit and that it shall and may be lawful to compound for any debt or debts due or to become due to the said Trust Estate and take part for the whole and to discharge the debtor or debtors and sign any Bankrupt or Bankrupts certificate or certificates and to submit any difference or dispute about the said trust monies or estate to arbitration and perform the award or Umpirage to be made in pursuance thereof and to settle any partnership accounts or transactions as they may think proper Provided also that in case the said Robert Slade and Thomas Parr or either of them or any Trustee or Trustees to be appointed by this present proviso in his or their place shall die or become unwilling or unable to act in the aforesaid trusts before the same shall be fully executed and performed then and as often as the same shall happen it shall be lawful for the survivor of them or in case of the death or incapacity of both of them without any new nomination under this present power for the person or persons who will then be entitled to the trust estate and effects under this my will to nominate any fit person or persons to supply the place or places of the Trustee or Trustees so respectively dying or becoming unable or unwilling to act as aforesaid and that immediately after such appointment the trust estates and effects stocks Funds and Securities shall be conveyed assigned assured and transferred so and in such manner that the same may vest in such new Trustee or Trustees jointly with the surviving Trustee or in such new Trustee or xxx xxx Trustees solely as the case may require subject as aforesaid and that such new Trustee or Trustees severally and respectively shall exercise all the powers and authorities whatsoever hereinbefore contained in the same manner to all intents and purposes as if he or they had been appointed a trustee or trustees by this my will Provided also that the Trustees and executors hereby appointed and also the Trustee or Trustees to be appointed by virtue of the power lastly hereinbefore contained severally and respectively and their several and respective heirs executors and administrators shall be charged and chargeable with such sums only as they shall respectively actually receive by virtue of this my will notwithstanding their joining in or signing any receipt or receipts or doing any other act for the sake of conformity And that they or either of them shall not be answerable for any misfortune loss or damage which may happen in the execution of this my will or in relation thereto or to any of my affairs except the same shall happen by or through his her or their own wilful act neglect or default and in that case each person alone shall be answerable for xxx such loss or damage which shall arise from his her or their own wilful act neglect or default Provided also that it shall and may be lawful for the said Robert Slade and Thomas Parr and their respective heirs executors and administrators and administrators from time to time from and out of my estate and effects to retain to and reimburse themselves respectively And also to allow and pay to each other all such costs charges fees to counsel Solicitors for advice damages and expenses as they or any or either of them shall pay expend or be put unto in or about the execution of this my will or the trusts herein contained I give devise and bequeath unto the said Robert Slade and Thomas Parr all such lands tenements and hereditaments as I now hold as Trustee or Mortgagee in fee to hold unto them the said Robert Slade and Thomas Parr their executors administrators and assigns subject nevertheless to such Equity of Redemption and such trusts as shall xxx be then subsisting therein respectively.
In witness whereof I the said Thomas Slade the testator have to this my last will and testament contained in seventeen sheets of paper set my hand and seal that is to say to the first sixteen sheets I have subscribed my name and affixed my seal this fifteenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixteen. Thos. Slade (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Thomas Slade the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses attesting the due execution hereof. Willm Parr. Robt H. Parr. John A. Willis.

Certified Correct,
D. M. Browning, Registrar.2

Thomas Slade, who evidently did not marry, left a considerable fortune in stocks, money, property, and trade assets, to be divided in a complex manner among his kinfolk. He distributed £53,100 to his immediate relatives, the largest sums going to his brother John and nephew Robert. He also bequeathed a total of £11,000 to some other members of the family and smaller amounts to sundry relations. His lands in the parishes of East and West Morden in Dorset, England, he left to his brother David, and a storehouse in Poole to David’s son Thomas. Half of his “Newfoundland trade and all my plantations, rooms, storehouses, flakes, land and estates . . . and also my ships, brigs, sloops, schooners, boats, craft, fishing implements and other effects belonging to the said trade” went to his nephew and partner William Cox. The other half was placed in trust with his cousin Robert for his son Thomas and for the son of his brother David, also named Thomas. It was further enjoined that at the age of 24 the two Thomases were to become partners in Thomas Slade’s company, which would take the name of Thomas Slade and Thomas Slade."1


Trinity, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland

Citations

  1. [S8445] Gordon Handcock W, Dictionary of Canadian Biography University of Toronto, 1979), Thomas Slade, ships captain, agent, businessman, s/o Robert Slade & Elizabeth, d 1816 Poole http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/slade_thomas_5E.html
  2. [S8586] Newfoundland's Grand Banks , 1832 Will of Thomas Slade of Poole, Dorset, England http://ngb.chebucto.org/Wills/slade-thomas-1-304.shtml

Thomas Slade1

(1807 - )
     Thomas Slade was born in 1807 in Dorset, England.2 He was the son of Robert Slade and Mary Poole.3 Thomas inherited a storehouse in Poole, Dorset, England from his uncle Thomas Slade, as well as half of all of his wealth in Newfoundland, everything needed for trade; all his plantations, rooms, storehouses, flakes, landand estates, ships, brigs, sloops, schooners, boats, craft, fishing implements and anything else belonging to the trade business were to be held in trust for Thomas until he reached maturity.
     All this wealth was to be shared with the son of Thomas Slade's (the elder) cousin Robert's son, also named Thomas Slade. When they reached the age of 24 the two Thomas' were to assume ownership of the business and rename it Thomas Slade and Thomas Slade & Co.3 Accordingly, Thomas and his second cousin, also Thomas, took control of the Thomas Slade trading company about 1831. They shipped goods to Newfoundland to trade for fish (cod and salmon), furs, seal skin and seal oil.1 The company name to Thomas Slade Sr. & Co and was one of six Slade firms working in trade in the Newfoundland area. Thomas Slade was He was a Newfoundland Merchant.4 Listed on 1871 Census as a retired Newfoundland Merchant, living with his brother James in Poole.5

Census, Tax, Voter Records, & City Directories

YearLocationHead of Household
1841Poole, Dorset, England, He was living on West St.Thomas Slade6
1851St. James Parish, Poole, Dorset, EnglandThomas Slade2
1861St. James Parish, Poole, Dorset, England, He was living on West St. with two servants.Thomas Slade7
1881St. James, Dorset, England, Thomas Slade 74, retired Newfoundland Merchant in hhJames Slade8

Citations

  1. [S8445] Gordon Handcock W, Dictionary of Canadian Biography University of Toronto, 1979), Thomas Slade http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/slade_thomas_5E.html
  2. [S1851] 1851 England Census, Ancestry.com, Class: HO107; Piece: 1855; Folio: 164; Page: 38; GSU roll: 221002.
  3. [S8445] Gordon Handcock W, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Biography of Thomas Slade http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/slade_thomas_5E.html
  4. [S1851] 1851 England Census, Ancestry.com.
  5. [S1871] 1871 Census of England, Ancestry.com.
  6. [S8531] Dorset, England, Electoral Registers, 1839-1922 ,Ancestry.com.
  7. [S1861] 1861 England Census, Ancestry.com , Class: RG 9; Piece: 1341; Folio: 10; Page: 13; GSU roll: 542798.
  8. [S1881] 1881 England Census, Ancestry.com, Poole St James, dist 2, p22, sched 134, James & Dorothy Slade + bro Thomas.