Jane Hozier then O'Loughlin (née Morison)

???? - 25th Apr 1880

Claimant or beneficiary


Jane Morison, born 03/10/1795 and baptised in Kingston, Jamaica, 21/11/1796 on the same day as her sister Mary, both daughters of Lydia Christian, "a mulatto woman" by John Morison.

Probably Jane Morison, daughter of John Morison, a West India planter, who married James Hozier in Bath Abbey in 1842 and who married for a second time, to James O'Loughlin, in Paddington in 1849. James Hozier was a wealthy Kingston merchant, probably born in Ballinasloe in Ireland, who had relocated to England by 1841. James O'Loughlin was a doctor, also from Ballinasloe. Jane was the sister of Mary Morison. Their mother's name is not known, although Mary Morison is given as a 'free quadroon' in her children's baptism records.

The four enslaved people in this award may have been registered on behalf of her niece Jane Morison Gunter (daughter of Mary Morison). Jane Morison registered four enslaved people in Kingston in 1829 as guardian of Jane Gunter.

Jane lived at 27 Queens Terrace, Paddington, in 1851, age 50, born in Jamaica, with James O'Loughin, age 51, 'surgeon not in practice', born in Tipperary, Ireland, and a son (presumably from James's earlier marriage, with an unclear name), age 19, born in West Port, Co. Mayo, Ireland. She was at 14 Queens Terrace in the census of 1861, 'fundholder', age 65, with two servants. She was widowed, age 70, at 142 Queens Road in 1871.

The will with a codicil of Jane O'Loughlin formerly of 14 Queens's Terrace, Bayswater but late of 58 Hogarth-road South Kensington both in the County of Middlesex widow who died 25/04/1880 at 58 Hogarth-road was proved at the Principal Registry by Margaret Morison Hulme (wife of Robert Courtnay Hulme) of Heverham Sevenoaks in the County of Kent the Great-Niece, Thomas Gunter the Elder of 58 Hogarth-road Esquire the Nephew and Charles Gunter of 23 Chepstow-place Bayswater Esquire the Great-Nephew and Hinton Hill of 4 Bloomfield-street in the City of London Insurance Broker the surviving Executors. Effects under £16,000.


Baptism of Jane Morison, Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

First marriage of Jane Morison - Ancestry.com, Somerset, England, Marriage Registers, Bonds and Allegations, 1754-1914 [database online]

Second marriage of Jane Morison - Ancestry.com, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online].

Jane Morison as guardian of Jane Gunter in the slave registers - T71/109 p. 259.

1851-1871 censuses online.

National Probate Calendar 1880.

We are grateful to David Barker and Paul Hitchings for their assistance with this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
[1] James Hozier [2] James O'Loughlin
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (1)

£83 13s 3d

Relationships (4)

Wife → Husband
Aunt → Nephew
Aunt → Niece

Addresses (3)

1 Northwick Terrace, St John's Wood, London, Middlesex, London, England
58 Hogarth Road, South Kensington, London, Middlesex, London, England
Queen's Terrace, Paddington, London, Middlesex, London, England