Ottley in the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago

I just glanced at your web site jean-marie, and I thought u might like 2 know that I am from the twin island Republic of Trinidad & Tobago. The last caribbean island in the chain (7 miles off the coast of Venezuela). The "Ottley" name is a very well respected name in Trinidad, a lot of my ancestors owned a lot of land in Tobago and my great grand father was some sort of governmet offical. We have streets in Tobago named after him and the family name.

I am not 2 sure on all the facts, but I think our Scottish slave owners were named Ottley and as a result my great grandfathers and beyound, got that name. There probably was some intermixing and slave kids that were actually blood relatives 2 the Ottley owners but we have so little documentation of that time.

But I thought u would like to know that not only r we in Europe and North America, but there is quite a few in the Caribbean.


Rhonda Ottley



187 [TOBAGO]. OTTLEY, C[arleton] R[obert]. The Complete History of the Island of Tobago in the West Indies. [Illustrated]. 8vo,
original cloth-backed printed boards, pp. 148. Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, B.W.I.: Guardian Commercial Printery, n.d. [ca. 1950?].

First Edition of a comprehensive history of the island. With a map and four plates from drawings executed in 1838.




Papers of the Ottley family of the West Indies, 18-20C. Donated by Mr. Maurice Ottley, 18 Medlow Court, Eversfield Place, St.
Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, in May 1985 (A 1985/59).



1. Two pedigrees of the family, one traced bach to Arthur Ottley (c. 1649-1705) of the island of St. Christopher, and a pedigree of the
Ottley family of Pitchford, co. Salop (see also below, no. 8)

2. Two panoramas (wash drawings) of the island of Antigua, apparently in the 1770s . One shows St. John's Town and the other the
Jolly Hill estate belonging to Governor Morris [Valentine Morris (1727-89), lieutenant-governor and then governor of the island of St.
Vincent, 1772-79].

3. Grant of arms to Edward John Ottley of Regent's Park, co. Middlesex, gent., 1848.

4. Will (with copy codicil) of Ashton Warner of Antigua, 1750 and 1752 (4/1); copy probate of will of Drewry Ottley, sometime of the
island of St. Christopher, 1760, together with copy administrations of Alice Casar Ottley and Drewry Ottley, both of the same island,
1747 and 1751 (4/2); copy probate of will of Mary Taylor of Bridge Place, p. Bridge, co. Kent, 1771 (4/3); will (incomplete) and
codicil of the said Mary Taylor, 1768 (4/4), a codicil to an earlier will, 1753 but republished in 1760 (4/5), and a note concerning her
will, 1858 (4/6); copy will and codicil of Richard Ottley of Argyll Street, London, 1774 and 1775 (4/7); probate of will of Warner
Ottley of Regent's Park, co. Middlesex, 1847 (4/8), and papers, 1826-9, concerning Warner Ottley's executorship of the will of
Edward French (4/9).

5. Records of the army career of Col. Warner Ottley, commissioned sub-lieutenant in the 2nd Dragoon Guards in 1872. There is also a
commission to Brooke Taylor Ottley as captain in the Lancashire regiment of fencible cavalry, 1796; an envelope containing a shred of
the Queen's Colour carried by the 47th regiment during the Crimean campaign, an obituary notice of Major-General C.G. Ottley, 1890
(reprinted from the Bangalore Daily Post) and a printed letter to Captain C.R. Ottley of the Natal Mounted Police concerning his part in
saving the crew of the 'Fascadale', 1895; together with three royal warrants appointing Warner H.T. Ottley a commissioner of the Royal
Hospital, Chelsea, 1942, 1945, 1948.

6. Watercolour tinted photograph of a young man, dated 1857, together with photographic copies of 18th and 19th century portraits,
some identified as being of members of the Ottley family. There is also a reproduction of a portrait of an unnamed 19th or 20th century
Anglican bishop, a pen and ink drawing of Oteley Park, co. Salop (with covering letter, 1909); a letter concerning the Bell family
portraits, 1926, and a printed catalogue of Italian pictures sold at Christie's, 16 May 1801.

7. Miscellaneous documents including a copy of the proceedings in causes concerning Richard Ottley in the courts of common pleas and
errors, island of St. Vincent, 1768; a document admitting John Kennedy, merchant in St. Christopher, burgess and gild brother of
Glasgow, 1758; baptismal certificate and marriage licence of Herbert Taylor Ottley, 1822 and 1847; a permit to visit the Acropolis,
Athens, 1852; a Latin certificate of pilgrimage to Jerusalem, 1852, and an agreement between Edward John Ottley and Warner Ottley
for the sale of household effects, 1882. There is also a very small group of miscellaneous correspondence, 19 and 20C, including two
love letters, 1832 and n.d., and several poems from W.C. Edwards to Miss Martha King.

8. Material concerning the history of the Ottley and other related families comprising pedigrees, notes and memoranda, including a
booklet containing 'Family Memorandums', 1770-1801; armorial bearings, correspondence, newspaper cuttings and a brief account of
her family, apparently by a daughter of Sir William Young (1725-88), 1st baronet.



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