Elizabeth Sarah Cookson

28th Feb 1790 - 1863

Claimant or beneficiary


Identifed as 'of Great Britain' in the compensation records, owner of an enslaved person in Kingston Jamaica.

  1. Elizabeth Sarah Cookson, daughter of Charles Norris Cookson, Lieut. R.N. and Mary Margaret his wife, born 28/02/1790 and baptised 04/04/1790 in Port Royal.

  2. Elizabeth S. Cookson, age 61, annuitant, born Jamaica, was living at 4 Bouet, St Peter Port, Guernsey in the census of 1851. Elizabeth Cookson aged 72 head, unmarried, 'officer's daughter' born Port Royal Jamaica living 17 College Northfleet Kent in 1861 with a female servant.


T71/862 Kingston claim no. 1942.

  1. The Green Family Tree on Ancestry.com shows Elizabeth Sarah Cookson as the daughter of Charles Norris Cookson and Mary Margaret Weir, dying Aylesford Kent Q3 1863. Support for the identification is provided by Gentleman's Magazine 1830 i p. 476, an obituary for Charles Norris Cookson a Colonel in the Artillery which gives his first wife as Mary Margaret Weir; Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online]

  2. 1851 and 1861 censuses online.

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

Further Information


Associated Claims (1)

£30 19s 2d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Relationships (3)

Daughter → Father
Sister → Brother
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law

Addresses (2)

17 Huggens College, Northfleet, Kent, London, England
4 Le Bouet, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, England