William Allamby

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William Allamby was born about 16061and is perhaps the William Allamby baptised at Skelton, Cumberland, England, 8 February 1606/7, son of Hugh Allamby and Jane Pearson.2 He died at St. Thomas' Parish, Barbados, 4 October 1678,1 and was buried at St. Thomas' Parish, Barbados, where his monument is inscribed:
Here lyeth interred the body of
Mr William Allamby aged about
72 years who departed this life
upon the 4th day of October 1678.3,1

William married Eleanor (…), whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here).4

Further research is neccessary to confirm his identity as William Allamby , son of Hugh Allamby and Jane Pearson.

William left a will dated 27 September 1678, and proved 25 October, requesting burial at St Thomas Parish church and naming or mentioning:
wife Eleanour
sons Thomas, John, & William (executor & heir)
daughter Eleanor Chadderton and the eldest of her children (not named)
witnesses: Henry (x) Favell, George (x) Blake, John Chaderton. The court also named Clarke George.4


Eleanor (…) d. aft. 27 Sep 1678
This person was last edited on16 Apr 2023


  1. [S416] Vere Langford Oliver, The Monumental Inscriptions in the Churches and Churchyards of the Island of Barbados, British West Indies (1915; reprint, San Bernardino, California: The Borgo Press, 1989), 177, further cited as Oliver, Barbados Inscriptions.
  2. [S2646] Henry Brierley and R. Morris Richardson, The Registers of the Parish Church of Skelton, Cumberland, 1580-1812 (Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, 1918), 13, further cited as Brierley & Richardson, Skelton Registers.
  3. [S2615] James C. Brandow, editor, Omitted Chapters From Hotten's Original Lists of Persons of Quality…and Others who Went From Great Britain to the American Plantations, 1600-1700 (1982; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 2001), 66, further cited as Brandow, Omitted Chapters.
  4. [S410] Joanne McRee Sanders, compiler, Barbados Records: Wills and Administrations (3 vols., Houston, Texas: Sanders Historical Publications, 1979-1981), 1:5, further cited as Sanders, Barbados Wills.