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William JULIUS of Basseterre [687]
Frances (Anne) Mary CHARLES [688]
Dr Robert EDWARDS of Antigua [4804]
Catherine JULIUS [4805]
William JULIUS [685]
Jane Smith EDWARDS [686]

Rev William John JULIUS of St Kitts [765]


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Rev William John JULIUS of St Kitts [765]

  • Born: 17 Jul 1755
  • Christened: 29 Jul 1755, Christ Church Nicola Town St Kitts
  • Died: 4 Jul 1810, St Kitts Leward Is Carribean aged 54

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Baptisms Christ Church Nichola Town St Kitts
1755 Jul 29 William John s of William Julius Esq.
Searched by Jill Christensen SOG London 2011

Birth shown in I G I abt 1756 recorded in London.

William was sent to England and attended Harrow School:
Julius William, Monitor 1770-71. Son of William Julius snr. of St Kitts born Sept 1755. Harrow School Register (1571-1800) publ 1934 W.T.J. Gunn F.R.H.S.

He was admitted to Lincolns Inn 29th Jan 1772, described as eldest son William Julius of Imley Park Northamptonshire Esq.
Ref: Lincolns Inn Admission Register 1420 - 1893. Folio 182 Pg 140

Disinherited by his father possibly as he had taken Holy Orders in preference to a legal career and preached in a radical manner. Went with Dr. Parr to Stanmore as first head of his school there in Holy Orders, assistant to Parr at Colchester School.

Author in 1779 of a "Fast Sermon" dedicated to the American Congress, and denouncing the tyranny of the British King and Parliament.
Ordained and instituted by the Bishop of London, to the living of St. Anne, September 21, 1781, Sandy Point, St.Kitts, and later to the Parish of St, Pauls Cabesterre 1792 - 1810. He is not mentioned in his fathers Will, but he had Estates which he left at his death to his relative, The Honourable Jedediah Kerie, late of St. Kitts and now of Bath. Mr Kerie had married his cousin Elizabeth Mary, daughter of Mr Julius, President.

There is a note in the papers at S.O.G. (probably the Society of Genealogists London: ELF 1999) to the following effect."Letter from Margaret Ramsey 1780 at Cayon on St.Kitts to her father, the Rev. Jas R of H.M.S. Sandwich, refers to the death of Mr JULIUS whose widow says he disinherited his eldest son but had done well for the others. Phills papers"
This eldest son may well be Rev. WILLIAM JOHN JULIUS. He may also have offended his father by preaching what may have seemed a seditious sermon in 1779. He did not return to the West Indies until after his fathers death.

England: Canterbury - Index to the Act Books of the Archbishops of Canterbury, 1663-1859 (A-K) Lambeth. County: General Country: England Julius, William John, 1781 : Ordin. Priest; 11, 298.

William John Julius is listed as a person licensed to the Plantations by the Bishop of London 21 Sep 1781.
Ref: Caribbeana Vol 3 Pg 324

A Rev Mr Julius officiated a number of times at St Thomas Middle Island in 1790 - 1803 etc

Rev. William JULIUS of St Kitts, performed a marriage ceremony therein 1806. He died 1810. (Field's Life of Parr. Caribeana Vol. 5 Pg. 91)

List of West Indian Deeds on the Close Rolls St Christophers 1799 3-9: William Julius is one of a number of parties to a deed. Caribbeana Vol 2 Pg 32.

William did not marry.

I William John Julius Minister to the Parish of St Anne Sandy P of the Parish of St Paul Cabesterre in the Island of St Christopher in the West Indies. Do make and publish this my last will and testament & in manner & form following. I give devise & bequeath all my real and personal estate whatsoever & where ever & of what nature kind & quality soever the same may be to the Honourable Jedediah Kerie Esquire late of the Island of St Christopher aforesaid but now of the city of Bath in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to have and to hold to him the said Jedediah Kerie for his own . . . . . & benefit & I do hereby instruct & appoint the said Jedadiah Kerie sole executor of this my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand & seal this 22nd day of June in the year of our Lord 1810. WILLIAM JOHN JULIUS & signed sealed and published as & for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at the request of the Testator & in his presence and in the presence of each other subscribed our names as to . . . . . Tom Bagnell, Mrs Tabrell, David Proper, Rob Blackmore

Proved at London 30th August 1810 before the Judge by the oath of Jedadiah Kerie Esquire the Sole Executor.

Will on file, PRO11/1514

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