Isabella Breakenridge

16th Nov 1794 - 11th Jun 1874

Claimant or beneficiary


A spirit dealer in Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland, Isabella Breakenridge inherited a share of enslaved persons in Port Royal, Jamaica, from her brothers Thomas and William (both q.v.), the compensation for which was awarded to her attorney Charles Harvey (q.v.).

  1. Born in Campbeltown, Argyll, 16/11/1794 to John Breakenridge (provision merchant, died 1800 age 49) and Mary Langwill (died 1796 age 39). Her older brothers Thomas and William both owned enslaved persons in Port Royal and were both deceased by 1835. The original claims were made by Peter Breakenridge, son of Thomas; but Mary Breakenridge, her husband also called John, her sister Isabella Breakenridge and niece Eliza Ann Cordiner (all q.v.) counterclaimed as legatees of Thomas and William.

  2. Living at Longrow, Campbeltown, in the censuses of 1841 and 1861 with her older brother John. Died at Longrow 11/06/1874, a spinster, age 79.


T71/864 Port Royal claim nos. 71 and 72; T71/1195 (counterclaims).

  1. General Register Office for Scotland, OPR Births 507 040 121. Photographs of gravestone of Isabella and her parents available from [accessed 12/06/2012]. Occupation of her father taken from her death certificate, see below.

  2. 1841 census online; 1861 census online. General Register Office for Scotland, Deaths 1894 507 088.

Further Information


SC51/32/20 proved at Dunoon Sheriff Court.


Household furniture £47; stock of wine and spirits £19; cash in Savings Bank Campbeltown £74. Total £140 17s 0d.

Executors were her great-nieces Ann Cordiner residing in Campbeltown and Mrs Isabella Cordiner or McCallum residing in Campbeltown. Will dated 06/01/1865. Left 1/3 each to her executors and the remaining 1/3 to her neice Eliza Breakenridge or Cordiner (all q.v.).

Wealth at death
£147 17S
Spirit Dealer

Associated Claims (2)

£571 3s 10d
Beneficiary (Legatee)
£261 17s 6d

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (10)

Sister → Brother
Aunt → Niece
Sister → Brother
Aunt → Nephew
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Aunt → Niece
Aunt → Nephew
Aunt → Nephew

Addresses (1)

Longrow, Campbeltown, Argyll, Argyll and Bute, Scotland