Mary Ann Prince

???? - 1847

Claimant or beneficiary


Widow of Bath, counterclaimed as annuitant of £250 [p.a.] for the compensation for the Norwich estate in Portland Jamaica in a case in which the compensation was paid into the colonial court. Mary Ann Prince's counterclaim was replicated (by George Atkinson, the original claimant as receiver) on the basis that her annuity was charged on all property, not just slaves, and so she should have only a proportion of the compensation. She was the widow of Thomas Prince (q.v.) and mother of Henry James Prince, the founder of the Agapemonites.

  1. Will of Mary Ann Prince, widow of Bath, proved 17/05/1847. Her will identifies her son as George Kinghorn Prince, and specifies an indenture of 1797 as governing her claim.


T71/868 Portland no. 231; T71/1201 identifies her as widow of Bath Somerset; Timothy C. F. Stunt, ‘Prince, Henry James (1811–1899)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [, accessed 30 Nov 2016].

  1. PROB 11/2056/257

Further Information

A will but no further details

Associated Claims (1)

£3,017 0s 11d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases (Annuitant)

Relationships (1)

Widow → Deceased Husband

Addresses (1)

Bath, Somerset, South-west England, England