Catherine Jane Warner (née Shipley)

1783 - 4th Aug 1863

Claimant or beneficiary


Claimed unsuccessfully from Sheerness Kent as wife of Edward Warner under marriage settlement, annuitant of £1000 p.a., for the compensation for the enslaved people on Hatton Garden in Dominica. Her husband was Colonel Edward Warner (q.v.), and they were the grandparents of Pelham Francis Warner, the cricketer and writer on cricket.

  1. In 1851 a Catherine Warner annuitant aged 64 widow born Barbados was living at 18 Pelham Road with daughter Mary Reed aged 34 born Trinidad and sister-in-law Jane Warner aged '42' born St Vincent (this Jane Warner logically is the same woman as Jane Heming Warner (q.v.), another claimant on Hatton Garden, but there is a problem with her date of birth in the 1851 census). Catherine Jane Warner of 13 Stanhope Street, died 04/08/1863 age 80 or 81 and was buried in St Pancras 11/08/1863.

  2. Catherine Jane Shipley was one of three daughters of Sir Charles Shipley, who has an entry in the ODNB as 'army officer and colonial governor', which notes only the marriage of one of Shipley's three daughters, that of Elizabeth Cole to the 12th Earl of Buchan. Shipley was based in Antigua 1788-1792 and owned enslaved people there: he died in Grenada in 1815. Catharine Jane Mathew Shipley, daughter of Charles Shipley and Mary, was baptised at St Michael, Barbados, 14/03/1784.

  3. Catherine's daughter Mary (full name Hislope Mary Augusta) married James Sutherland Reed at Dover 05/11/1846.


T71/881 Dominica no. 146;, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online].

  1. 1851 census online. Her death notice in the Buckinghamshire Herald, Uxbridge Advertiser and Windsor and Eton Journal 08/08/1863 p. 8 reads: "On the 4th inst., at 13 Stanhope-street, Gloucester-gate, London, in the 80th year of her age, Catherine Jane Mathew, widow of Colonel Edward Warner, and eldest daughter of the late Major-General Sir Charles Shipley".

  2. William Jerdan, National Portrait Gallery of Illustrious and Eminent Personages of the Nineteenth Century (1833) Vol. IV, 'Sir Charles Shipley'; Roger T. Stearn, ‘Shipley, Sir Charles (1755–1815)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 [, accessed 31 Jan 2014]. batch no. C51395-3.

  3., England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973 [database online].

We are grateful to Anna Philpott for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Colonel Edward Warner

Associated Claims (1)

£2,104 5s 5d
Unsuccessful claimant (Annuitant)

Relationships (2)

Wife → Husband

Addresses (3)

Sheerness, Kent, South-east England, England
18 Pelham Road, London, Middlesex, London, England
8 Stanhope Street, London, Middlesex, London, England