Charlotte Morris

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Possibly the Charlotte Morris, "q[uadroon]", baptised in St Catherine, Jamaica, 16/05/1770. If so, she was the mother of Alexander Rattray (q.v.) son of Charlotte Morris, "fr[ee] m[ulatto", born 07/03/1801 and baptised in St Catherine, 14/03/1801. Alexander Rattray (1801-42) and Lucy Rattray's daughter was named Charlotte Letitia, from (possibly) Charlotte Morris and Lucy's mother Sarah Letitia Webster.

Martha Amelia Tory, daughter of Charlotte Morris and Netlam Tory, baptised in Kingston, Jamaica, 19/03/1808. Edward Tory, same parents, baptised in Kingston 12/07/1809. Jane Tory, same parents, born 1810 and baptised in Kingston 17/03/1811. George Tory, same parents, baptised Kingston 02/12/1812.

When Charlotte Morris registered 8 enslaved people as owner in Kingston in 1823, the register was sworn to Netlam Tory (q.v.), business partner of Alexander Rattray.

Charlotte is possibly the mother of a further nine children born in Jamaica, baptised in Kingston and St Catherine, with no father's name given: William Thomas Morris (1786, mother Charlotte Morris "free mulatto"), Caroline Matilda Rennalls (1788, mother Charlotte Morris), Dorothy Emilia Augusta Rennalls (1790, mother Charlotte Morris "free mulatto", Jane Jackson (1802, mother Charlotte Wynter Morris, "free mulatto"), Augusta Sophia Rattray (1803, Charlotte Morris, "free mulatto"), Edmund Jackson (1804, same as Jane Jackson), Edward Jackson (1806, same as Jane Jackson), James Jackson (1812, Charlotte Morris, "free mulatto") and Edward (1813, same as James).

Charlotte Wynter Morris may be a different person and the mother of all the Jackson children. Charlotte Wynter Morris, age 19, baptised in St Catherine, 08/01/1800.

Sources, Jamaica, Church of England Parish Register Transcripts [online database with images].

T71/93 p. 295.

We are grateful to Jim Brennan for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

[Illeg., with Netlam Tory] Martha Amelia (1808-), Edward (1809-), Jane (1810-), George (1812-)

Associated Claims (1)

£64 2s 5d

Relationships (2)

Mother → Natural Son
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Extra-marital relationships