Jane Watson Roberts

???? - 1850

Claimant or beneficiary


Jane W. Roberts of Oakham, Rudland, widow of James Watson Roberts. Unsuccessful counterclaimant for Watson's estate in Antigua with Sir Augustus Brydges Henniker of Thornham Suffolk, acting executors of James Watson Roberts, for a legacy to James Watson Roberts by the will of James Watson, £2700.

  1. Will of Jane Roberts of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire proved 21/09/1850. In the will she recited the gist of her husband James Watson Roberts' will and left the bulk of her property to her son John Harris Roberts.


T71/877 Antigua claim no. 261 (Watson's); T71/1609 [unnumbered bundle of letters]: letter from Jane W. Roberts of Oakham Rutland dated 24/04/1834: had seen in the Morning Herald a paragraph that 'the sums paid by Govt. as compensation to the owners of slaves would be appropriated to liquidating any debts or mortgages encumbering the Estate', she sets out her claim. Decree in Chancery in Antigua 1827 awarding late husband Dr J. W. Roberts the sum of £3276 5 currency, with interest payable from 12/11/1827 of which we have received about £72. Wants to claim as executrix of husband payment from Francis Watson. 'I trust from the benevolence of your Character, that you will assist my claim and pardon this interruption'.

  1. PROB 11/2119/398.

Further Information

James Watson Roberts
John Harris; Henniker Peregrine

Associated Claims (1)

£502 4s 11d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Executor or executrix)

Relationships (1)

Wife → Husband

Addresses (3)

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, East Anglia, England
Oakham, Rutland, East Midlands, England
Bishops Stortford, Essex, South-east England, England