Mary Breakenridge (née Breakenridge)

1792 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary


Mary Breakenridge née Breakenridge, wife of John Breakenridge (q.v.), inherited a share of enslaved persons in Port Royal, Jamaica, from her brothers Thomas and William (both q.v.), the compensation for which was awarded to her attorney Charles Harvey (q.v.).

  1. Born in Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland, and baptised 19/10/1792, to John Breakenridge (provision merchant, died 1800 age 49) and Mary Langwill (died 1796 age 39). Her older brothers Thomas and William both owned enslaved persons in Port Royal and were both deceased by 1835. The original claims were made by Peter Breakenridge, son of Thomas - but Mary, her husband also called John, her sister Isabella Breakenridge and niece Eliza Ann Cordiner counterclaimed as legatees of Thomas and William.

  2. “John Brakenridge Farmer Killeonan and Mary Brakenridge daughter of the deceased John Brakenridge late Mercht. Campbeltown, both of this Parish, married 8th July [1816]."


T71/864 Port Royal claim nos. 71 and 72; T71/1195 (counterclaims).

  1. General Register Office for Scotland, OPR Births, 502 020 101 Frame 1152. T71/1195. See separate entries for Thomas, William and Peter Breakenridge and Eliza Ann Cordiner.

  2. General Register Office for Scotland, OPR Marriages 507 050 118.

Further Information

Maiden Name
John Breakenridge

Associated Claims (2)

£571 3s 10d
Beneficiary (Legatee)
£261 17s 6d

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 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (10)

Sister → Brother
Aunt → Niece
Sister → Brother
Aunt → Nephew
Wife → Husband
Aunt → Niece
Aunt → Nephew
Aunt → Nephew

Addresses (1)

Campbeltown, Argyll, Argyll and Bute, Scotland