Anna Carter (née McGibbon)

No Dates

Claimant or beneficiary


Anna Carter, executrix, trustee and devisee of William Carter, owner of Essex and Wilmington estates in Jamaica.

  1. "Late of the above estates in the Island of Jamaica now residing in Edinburgh", "Only surviving executrix of Wm Carter and Devisee and Trustee under his Will". Widow of William Carter (who was born in St Thomas-in-the-East in 1776, the son of Ambrose Carter from whom he inherited Essex estate). Listed at 17 Fingal Place, Edinburgh, in 1834 and 9 Preston Street, Edinburgh in 1835. Unknown relation to A. Carter of 1 Sylvan Place, Edinburgh, and Chas. Carter, who communicated with the Compensation Commission on her behalf.

  2. "[Marriage, February 1800] At Wilmington, William Carter, Mason, and Anne McGibbons Spinster of this parish by Licence from the Lieutenant Governor." Also in February 1800, "Baptised at Wilmington four Negroes belonging to Mr William Carter named Richard Carter, Robert Carter, Wm Carter and Thomas Draper. Also Anna McGibbon a Negro woman belonging to Mr McGibbon. And three persons of colour belonging on Island Head named Elizabeth, Eleanor and her Child Margaret." The will of William Carter of Wilmington, proved by Anna Carter, mentions his mother-in-law McGibbon.

  3. Enslaved persons were registered by Charles Scott as attorney to Mrs Anna Carter in 1832.


T71/867 St Thomas-in-the-East claim no. 178 (Essex and Wilmington).

  1. T71/867; T71/1200 (counterclaims); T71/1592 p. 35 letter from Compensation Commission dated 17/05/1834; T71/1592 letter from A. Carter, 1 Sylvan Place, dated 24/03/1835.

  2. Photocopies of St Thomas-in-the-East parish records sent by email from Julie Weizenegger, 12/10/2011.

  3. T71/150 p. 95.

We are grateful for the assistance of Julie Weizenegger in compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
William Carter

Associated Claims (1)

£1,678 10s 0d

Associated Estates (2)

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] → Executrix
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Executrix

Relationships (1)

Wife → Husband

Addresses (2)

17 Fingal Place, Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland
9 Preston Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland