Mary Cruikshank

1781 - 1842

Claimant or beneficiary


Widow and devisee-in-trust of James Cruikshank, awarded the compensation for Ballards Valley and Berry Hill Pen with co-devisee Charles Ellis (q.v.).

  1. St Marylebone Burials: Mary Cruikshank of Gloucester Street 20/01/1842, 62 years. Shown in 1841 at Gloucester Street aged 60, born in this country, first on list for address, living with Miltary Officer Henry O'Bryen [O'Brecie?] aged 35 and Mary ditto aged 20.

  2. Will of James Cruikshank of St Marylebone proved 23/01/1832.

  3. Inscription in Marylebone church: James Cruikshank 'of Ballard's Valley St Mary's in the Island of Jamaica and of Jamaica and of Gloucester Street Portman Square London', erected by his widow. d. 25/11/1831 aged 30 [sic]: but also shows his daughter Mary Dansey d. 1830 aged 33. Gentleman's Magazine No. 569 1831 shows James Cruikshank dying in Gloucester St 25/11/1831 aged 69. James Cruikshank had inherited with his brother Capt John (d. 1812) from father John Cruikshank of St Mary now of Percy St, as 'reputed' sons. Plaque describes James Cruikshank as 'a kind husband, an affectionate parent, a steadfast friend, and an honourable member of society'.


  1., London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online]; 1841 census online.

  2. PROB 11/1794.

  3. Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919), Vol 5, p. 167.

Further Information

James Cruikshank (d.November 1831)
Mary Francis (1797-1830)

Associated Claims (2)

£5,215 7s 1d
£1,906 8s 8d

Relationships (2)

Wife → Husband
Daughter-in-law → Father-in-law

Addresses (1)

Gloucester Street, London, Middlesex, London, England