Frances Virgo Brooks (née Brodbelt)

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Slave-owner in Jamaica, daughter of John Brodbelt. She had married William Brooks in 1791. She was shown as owner of Pimento Mount in St Thomas-in-the-Vale in her own name 1817-1834, but the compensation records show she was tenant-for-life, with her daughter Elizabeth Wilhelmina Bicknell as the 'remainderman'.

  1. "...Francis Brooks, the sixth son of George Brooks, did not die s.p. He left at least two children, a son William and a daughter Frances. The daughter married in August 1791 John Spence Brodbelt (St. Dorothy Register, vol. i., p. 30), and marriage notice in the "St. Jago Gazette" of 4th August 1791: "Married. On Monday evening John S. Brodbelt, Esquire, to Miss Frances Brooks, the daughter of Francis Brooks, Esq., deceased." The Brodbelts had a large family, of whom the youngest daughter, Julia Cardonal (1806-1842), married, 1 January 1829, my grandfather William Livingston (1805-1863). The son William Brooks married a sister of the above John Spence Brodbelt, namely, Frances Virgo Brodbelt, a few days after his sister's marriage. The following is the notice from the "St. Jago Gazette" for 11th August 1791: "Married. On Sunday evening last in this Town William Brooks, Esq., to Miss Frances Virgo Brodbelt, daughter of John Brodbelt, Esquire." There was issue of this marriage two daughters. This Mrs. Brooks was a great friend of Michael Scott, the author of "Tom Cringle's Log."


  1. sourced to Caribbeana Notes and Queries.

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Associated Claims (2)

£1,178 8s 11d
Awardee (Tenant-for-life)
£980 0s 2d
Awardee (Tenant-for-life)

Associated Estates (3)

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
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1815 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Tenant-for-life
1817 [EA] - → Owner

Relationships (3)

Niece → Uncle
Niece → Aunt
Mother → Daughter