Louisa Burke later Woodifield (née Angelo Tremimondo)

1791 - 1863

Claimant or beneficiary


Mrs Louisa Burke, Paris, awarded the compensation as owner of Newman Hall in St James Jamaica. She was probably the Louisa Burke the widow of John Burke of York Place [and formerly of Kingston Jamaica] who died in Brighton 1824 and whose will (which left his widow Louisa an annuity of £400 p.a. over and above her marriage settlement) instructed the sale of his unspecified real estate in Jamaica and appointed Charles Nicholas Pallmer and William Peatt Litt (each of whom q.v.) among his executors) was proved 08/01/1825. It is known that Maria Martha, the daughter of this John Burke and of Louisa Burke (who appears on the marriage register under 'Father'), married Henry Sherston Baker at St Mary's Bryanston Square in 1842. TNA holds a conveyance related to the Newman Hall estate from William Peatt Litt (shown as the owner of Newman Hall in the Slave Registers) to John Burke dated 24/01/1821.

  1. Marriage of Louisa Angelo Tremimondo to John Burke, Margate 27/09/1815; Louisa Burke widow, daughter of Anthony Angelo, to Robert Denby Woodifield 15/10/1845 at St James Paddington. Woodifield was H.M. Inspector of Customs.

  2. Will of Louisa Woodifield formerly of Melcombe Place Dorset Square but late of Leamington Warwickshire who died 23/02/1863 at Leamington proved 24/03/1863, effects under £8000.


T71/873 St James claim no. 164. In 1817 Newman Hall was shown against John Willis; in 1825 and 1832 against William Peat Litt; by 1838, it's shown against William Clark; Kathleen Mary Butler, The Economics of Emancipation: Jamaica and Barbados 1823-1843 (Chapel Hill and London, University of North Carolina Press, 1995) p. 96 shows Louisa Burke as owner of Newman Hall in 1834, sourced to 'Slave Registers; Deeds and Conveyances'; Gentleman's Magazine Vol. 137 (Feb. 1825) p. 190; PROB 11/1694/91; Annual Register Vol. 84 (1842) p. 217; London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]; PWLB 11/84/1.

  1. Ancestry.com, England, Select Marriages, 1538-1973 [database online]; Ancestry.com,London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1930 [database online].

  2. National Probate Calendar 1863.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Angelo Tremimondo
(1) John Burke (2) Robert Denby Woodifield

Associated Claims (1)

£2,296 17s 9d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

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
1834 [EA] - → Owner

Relationships (1)

Widow → Deceased Husband
Notes →
An inferred relationship only. John Burke's wife was certainly named Louisa; John Burke's will contained legacies to the wife and child of Antohny Angelo; and Newman Hall, for the enslaved people...

Addresses (1)

8 Melcombe Place, Dorset Square, London, Middlesex, London, England