Eliza Catherine Lyons

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Claimant or beneficiary


Daughter of Rev. Samuel Lyons (1768-1827) and his wife Alicia Harman (herself the daughter of William Wickham Harman of Murray's, Antigua, by Sarah Duberry). Counterclaimed with her sisters for compensation for Lyon's estate in Antigua as heirs of their father Samuel who was heir of his father John Lyons senior. The compensation was awarded to the trustees of the estate of John Lyons junior (Amelia's uncle). Of Nevis in the mid-1830s.

  1. Eliza Catherine Lyons, spinster, married the widower Josiah Webbe Daniel 09/02/1837. One of the witnesses was her brother William Lyons. Eliza Catherine and Josiah Webbe Daniel had at least two sons: Josiah Webb (in the parish register without the 'e') and William Samuel. They lived in Charlestown where Josiah practised as a doctor.

  2. Josiah Webbe Daniel had previously been married to Eliza, the eldest daughter of William and Elizabeth Pemberton (one source states this was his second marriage). Eliza nee Pemberton died in June 1824.

  3. Josiah had a child with the free woman Georgiana Browne in the late 1820s. He joined the Nevis Council 15/07/1826 and was an Aide De Camp to the Governor General in the Nevis militia in 1836.


T71/877 Antigua claim no. 266 (Lyons). Langford Vere Oliver, History of the Island of Antigua (London, Mitchell and Hughes, 1894) Vol. 2 pp. 214-217.

  1. Nevis Historical and Conservation Society (NHCS), St Paul's Marriages 1824-1842 no. 159; NHCS St Paul's Baptismal Records 1835-1873 (12/12/1838); NHCS Transcripts of Nevis Methodist Baptismal Records 1835-1873 (Born 06/04/1845, baptised 12/11/1845).

  2. NHCS St John Figtree Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Burials 1729-1825 (02/10/1823). Michelle Terrell ‘An Historical Archaeology of the 17th- and 18th-Century Jewish Community of Nevis, British West Indies’ PhD Dissertation, Boston University, 2000 p227, quoting CR 1840-1846 f638 and CR 1859-1869 ff278-80. Vere Langford Oliver Caribbeana (Mitchell, Hughes & Clarke, London, 1912) Vol 2 p. 314; also Rhodes House Library, Box MSS. W. Ind. S. 24 (b).

  3. NHCS, St Paul’s Baptisms, 1824-1835 (20/01/1828). UK National Archives (UKNA), CO 186/16 Nevis Sessional Papers, Legislative Council, Assembly (30/06/1839). UKNA, CO 187/10 Blue Blook Nevis 1836.

We are grateful to Christine Eikelmann for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

West Indian
Josiah Webbe Daniel
Josiah Webbe (1838-), William Samuel (1845-)

Associated Claims (1)

£4,236 3s 7d
Unsuccessful claimant (Legatee)

Relationships (7)

Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Grand-daughter → Grandfather
Niece → Uncle
Daughter → Father
Sister → Brother