Eliza Ann Cordiner (née Breakenridge)

15th Aug 1816 - 28th Mar 1900

Claimant or beneficiary


Daughter and residuary devisee of William Breakenridge (q.v.), a coffee planter in Port Royal, Jamaica.

  1. Born in Jamaica 15/08/1816 and baptised there 29/04/1818, "daug of Dorothy Hall a free Mustee by Wm Brakenridge". Daughter of William Breakenridge (q.v.) and residuary devisee of 1/3 of his estate.

  2. Of Campbeltown, Argyllshire, when she married local brewer/distiller Gavin Cordner 14/12/1833. Living at Longrow, Campbeltown, in the census of 1851, age 34, “Semptress”, with her son James age 11, born Campbeltown, and daughter Isabella age 8, born “America”. In the same census, her daughter Ann, age 13, was living with her aunt and uncle John Breakenridge and Isabella Breakenridge (q.v.), in a separate household but also at Longrow, Campbeltown. In 1871 she was still at Longrow but this time in the household of Duncan McNair, where she was age 54, “Farmers widow”. In 1881 she was living by herself, age 63, at 109 Longrow Street, “Annuitant”. In 1891 she was at Glebe Street, Lorne Place, Campbeltown, age 73, with her daughter Ann, age 52. Her daughter Isabella married Angus McCallum in Campbeltown, 18/07/1867; the censuses of 1871, 1881 and 1891 give her place of birth c. 1843 as Toronto, Canada.

  3. Died at 66 Nelson Street, Glasgow, 28/03/1900 age 83. Informant was her daughter Isabella McCallum.


T71/864 Port Royal claim no. 71.

  1. www.familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [online database of images of original documents]. T71/1195 Petition of Charles Harvey. Parents names confirmed taken from death certificate: General Register Office for Scotland, Deaths 1900 644/13 0157 Tradeston.

  2. General Register Office for Scotland, OPR Marriages 507 060 Campbeltown; 1851, 1871, 1881 and 1891 censuses online; marriage of Isabella, Familysearch.org batch no. M11507-1.

  3. General Register Office for Scotland, Deaths 1900 644/13 0157 Tradeston.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Name in compensation records
Eliza Codner
Gavin Cordiner
Ann (1838-), James (1840-), Isabella (1843-)

Associated Claims (1)

£571 3s 10d
Beneficiary (Legatee)

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 [EY] → Trust beneficiary

Relationships (10)

Natural Daughter → Father
Niece → Uncle
Niece → Aunt
Niece → Aunt
Niece → Aunt
First Cousins
Wife → Husband
First Cousins
First Cousins
First Cousins

Addresses (4)

109 Longrow Street, Campbeltown, Argyll, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
66 Nelson Street, Tradeston, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Central Scotland, Scotland
Glebe Street, Lorne Place, Campbeltown, Argyll, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Longrow, Campbeltown, Argyll, Argyll and Bute, Scotland