Edward Binns

1804 - 1851

Claimant or beneficiary


Edward Binns was the son of James K. Binns and Sarah H. Binns (née Leigh). He was baptised in Hanover, 01/10/1804. He was recorded as living in Lucea, Hanover in 1823, with his mother and two brothers. Edward Binns graduated from medical school in Edinburgh in 1828. He was a Quaker who became a staunch abolitionist associated with Thomas Clarkson. He was in Lucea in 1831-32 during the ‘Baptist Wars’ and involved in some way in the ‘Troubles.’ He married Charlotte Smith London in 1830; the couple had two daughters.

He was living in London in 1841. He died in 1851 in Lucea, perhaps treating patients during a cholera outbreak; he himself was a victim of the disease. After his death, Charlotte Binns married a minor Portuguese aristocrat.

We are grateful to David Barker for his assistance with compiling this entry.


Jamaica, Select Births and Baptisms, 1752-1902; Hanover Census 1823, 2; David Binns ‘Edward Binns’ in Jamaican Family Search; London, England, C of E Marriages and Banns,1754-1938, St Marylebone, 4 March 1830; England Census 1841, St George the Martyr, Middlesex [online].

Further Information

Charlotte Smith m.1830
Two daughters

Associated Claims (1)

£29 3s 1d

Relationships (5)

Son → Father
Son → Mother
Son → Father