Elizabeth James

???? - 13th Aug 1854

Claimant or beneficiary


Elizabeth James, inherited a part-share in Old England estate, Manchester Jamaica.

  1. Living with her niece Elizabeth Williams Rowe and the latter's husband Rev. James John Rowe (both of whom q.v.) at Mount le Grand, Heavitree, Exeter, in the census of 1851. She is recorded as widowed, age 84, "Landed Proprietor", born in Jamaica Lucerne. Also living in the same family was Ann Williams (q.v.). Birth circa 1767 in Jamaica, as inferred from the census of 1851, her parents and the details of her inheritance are unknown. Maiden name inferred to be Williams, but not proven. Possibly the same woman as the Elizabeth James awarded compensation for two enslaved people under Manchester no. 333.

  2. Death 13/08/1854 "At Heavitree, aged 86, Elizabeth, widow of Hugh James, M.D. and mother of Mrs Hovenden, Bath." Death 13/08/1854 "... at the residence of the Rev. J. Rowe. Heavitree, Mrs. Elizabeth James, widow of Dr. James, many years physician at Kingston, Jamaica, aged 87." Burial of Elizabeth James of Mont-le-grand at Heavitree, 17/08/1854 aged 89 years.


T71/860 Manchester claim no. 421 (Old England); T71/915 Manchester claim no. 422 (Old England).

  1. 1851 census online.

  2. Gentleman's Magazine volume 197 p. 410 (October 1854); Western Times 19/08/1854; Findmypast.co.uk, Devon Burials [database online].

We are grateful to Peter Selley for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Hugh James

Associated Claims (2)

£893 3s 8d
£657 17s 1d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

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
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (2)

Notes →
Aunt → Niece

Addresses (1)

Mont le Grand, Heavitree, Exeter, Devon, Devon & Cornwall, England