Sarah Gray (née McKillop)

1758 - 1841

Claimant or beneficiary


Widow of Patrick Gray, awarded the bulk of the compensation for the enslaved people on Friendship estate in Hanover Jamaica. The couple married in Jamaica in 1782 when her maiden name was given as McKillop.

  1. 'At the house of Wm Clark, Hackney, London, death of Sarah Gray, widow of Patrick Gray Esq. of Foundship [sic] Estate Jamaica after a protracted and severe illness, which she bore with Christian resignation, in the 84th year of her age.' William Clark[e] (q.v.) was awarded compensation for more enslaved people on the Friendship estate in Hanover.  

  2. Will of Sarah Gray widow of Hackney [made in 1837] proved 10/06/1841. In the will she left personal effects to Mary Clark, the daughter of William Clark 'now or lately commander of the ship Carshalton Park in the Jamaica trade' and Mary Bucknor his wife. She left her property in Jamaica in trust to John Watson of Brighton and Robert Hawthorn of Lime Street to sell for the benefit of Elizabeth Gray the daughter of Thomas Joseph Gray of Eastham estate in St James and to James, Charles and Catherine Clark, children of William Clark. Her residuary legatee was Catherine Clark.

  3. Will of Patrick Gray of Hanover County of Cornwall Island of Jamaica 24/04/1807.


T71/915 Hanover no. 7;, Patrick Gray in the Caribbean, Select Marriages, 1591-1905 [database online].

  1. Times 11/5/1841 p. 7.

  2. PROB 11/1947/98.

  3. PROB 11/1459/207.

Further Information

Maiden Name

Associated Claims (1)

£5,235 6s 1d

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
1810 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (4)

Other relatives
Notes →
William Clark's children were beneficiaries under the will of Sarah Gray proved in...
Testator → Trustee
Testator → Trustee
Widow → Deceased Husband

Addresses (1)

Hackney, London, Middlesex, London, England