Elizabeth Bryan (née Rodon)

1792 - 28th Sep 1859

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for six enslaved people on Hall's Delight in Clarendon Jamaica.

  1. Daughter of George Rodon (q.v.) and his first wife Grace Waldron Smith, born 22/04/1792 and baptised 22/09/1792 in Clarendon, Jamaica. Inherited a 1/3 share in Moccho plantation in trust in the will of her father who died at some point between 1813 and 1817. Married to William Bryan, she had a son William Pennant Bryan baptised in Clarendon in 1810.

  2. In 1851 an Elizabeth Bryan, widow, aged 58 annuitant born Jamaica was living at Madron Cornwall with her widowed daughter Mary Michell, the head of the household, aged 36 also born Jamaica 'House Proprietor and Fund Holder' and Mary's six children (all born at Ilfracombe in Devon). Death of Elizabeth Bryan was registered Q3 1859 at Penzance Cornwall. Will of Elizabeth Bryan late of Penzance who died 28/09/1859 proved 01/11/1859 by Mary Michell widow the daughter, effects under £100.

  3. In 1841 the family had been living at Ilfracombe Devon: Elizabeth Bryan Independent; Rowland Bryan aged 25; John Michell solicitor aged 35, Mary aged 25 and 2 young daughters.

  4. Deaths : On Wednesday last at No. 2 Penrose terrace, Penzance, Elizabeth Bryan, aged 67, relict of the late William Bryan, Esq., of Clarendon, Jamaica. She left effects under £100.


T71/859 Clarendon claim no. 80.

  1. Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online]. Will of George Rodon PROB 11/1763/116.

  2. 1851 census online [which transcribes the daughter's name as Michelle; 1861 and later censuses show her as Michell]; FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]; National Probate Calendar 1859.

  3. 1841 census online.

  4. Royal Cornwall Gazette 07/10/1859; National Probate Calendar 1859.

We are grateful to William Norton for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
William Bryan
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (1)

£128 0s 3d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (2)

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
1834 [EA] - → Owner
1817 [EA] - → Trust beneficiary

Relationships (11)

Wife → Husband
Mother → Daughter
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Daughter → Father
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother

Addresses (2)

2 Penrose Terrace, Penzance, Cornwall, Devon & Cornwall, England
Montpelier Terrace, Ilfracombe, Devon, Devon & Cornwall, England