The Kings Candlesticks - Family Trees
Julius Caesar JULIUS [33532]
Ann Susannah KERR of Greenock [708]
Dr John Maddox TITLEY MD [33440]
Christiana PHIPPS Spinster [33441]
Richard JULIUS [710]
Mary DANIEL [33439]
(-After 1818)

William JULIUS [716]
(Abt 1795-)


Family Links

1. Eliza FERNHEAD [4528]

William JULIUS [716]

  • Born: Abt 1795
  • Baptised: 6 Jul 1800, St George & St Peter Basseterre
  • Marriage (1): Eliza FERNHEAD [4528] on 26 May 1812 in St George Basseterre St Kitts

bullet  General Notes:

Register of St George and St Peter Basseterre 1747-1800 SOG London.
1800 6 Jul Wm s of Rd JULIUS Esq.,
Ref: Communication from George H King, Historic Sites & Records Committee, St Kitts, dated 6 Apr 1936

William was illegitimate and lived at Sandy Point St Kitts, according to a letter from Sarah Ann Julius [760] dated 23 Nov 1906.

Sarah Julius of Basseterre wrote:
23 Nov 1907
. . . . .Last week a gentleman from on board a Canadian Steamer in the harbour here came to the Hospital & asked to see me - he said he was in Demerara and had been asked by some persons there to find out if anyone named William Warner Julius had ever been in St Kitts & also to find out all he could; he said that some person of that name had lately died in Australia (I think it was there he died) about 70yrs of age; he said there are many Julius's in Australia and very wealthy. This William Warner Julius had lived in Sandy Point & ran away from his father to go to sea; all that I could tell him was that my father had an illegitimate brother who lived at Sandy Point ( Sandy Point was the town formerly) ; this brother had a son by marriage who ran away to go to sea but I think his name was Edward - Just before my father died a young coloured man came to the island in a ship saying he was the boy who ran away some time previous to this visit. But I am sure his name was Edward. No doubt he is the same one who went to Australia and died there, for he came another time to this island serving on board a Royal Mail steamer and he came on shore to offer his sympathy to my sister & I on hearing our father was dead - the Canadian man must have forgotten his christian name and thought it was William - that is all I can tell you - now . . . . .

This link to the many Julius families in the Northern Rivers area of Australia had in 2003 not been proven beyond the above statement.

However in 2018 Barbara Roach a direct descendant has located documents, recording that a Dr John Maddox Titley manumitted a Mary Daniel 18 Jan 1812, she is now taken to be the Mary mentioned as the mother of William Julius as "set Free from Servitude and Slavery my Mulatto Boy Slave called or known by the name of William Julius being the son of my Negro Woman Slave named Mary" recorded in the manumission document by John Maddox Titley dated 16 April 1799 below.


bullet  Other Records

1. Manumission of William Julius: By John Maddox Titley, 16 Apr 1799, St Christophers WI.
John Maddox Titley to William Julius - Manumission
Dated 16 April 1799
St. Christopher Register Volume I, Series 3
Document Number 13508

Saint Christopher's

To all to whom these presents shall come or may concern I John Maddox Titley of the aforesaid Island of St. Christopher Esquire send Greeting.

Know Ye that I the said John Maddox Titley for divers other good causes and considerations me hereunto moving

Have Manumitted released and forever set Free and by these presents Do manumit release and forever set Free from Servitude and Slavery my Mulatto Boy Slave called or known by the name of William Julius being the son of my Negro Woman Slave named Mary

So that I the said John Maddox Titley my Heirs Executors or Administrators shall not at any Time or Times hereafter have claim challenge or demand any property or interest in or Right or Title to the said Mulatto Boy William Julius or to his Work Labour or Service or to any Estate real or personal which at any Time or Times hereafter shall belong to him

But the said Mulatto Boy shall from henceforth forever hereafter be and remain Free to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever and have retain and keep all such real and personal Estate as he shall or may at any Time or Times hereafter acquire without being accountable to me my Heirs Executors or administrators for the same or any part thereof

In Witness whereof I the said John Maddox Titley have hereunto set my Hand and Seal in Saint Christopher's aforesaid the sixteenth day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety nine.
[signed] J. M. TITLEY

Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
[signed[ W. F. BURROUGHS

Saint Christopher.
Personally appeared before me William Freddie Burroughs who being sworn maketh Oath that he was present and did see John Maddox Tittley within named Sign, Seal, and as his Act and Deed deliver the within instrument of writing and that the name or signature of J. M. Tittley appearing to be hereunto subscribed is the proper hand writing of the said Jno Maddox Tittley and that he this deponent did subscribe his name as a witness to the due Execution of the said paper writing
[signed] W. F. BURROUGHS

Sworn before me this 9th day of May 1799

Entered in the Registars Office on Saturday the Eleventh Day of May 1799 about Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon

The original document on file at the St. Kitts National Archives, Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies.
Courtesy of Barbara Roach - 2018


William married Eliza FERNHEAD [4528] [MRIN: 228] on 26 May 1812 in St George Basseterre St Kitts.

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