Mary Porter

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Owner of enslaved people in Westmoreland, Jamaica, from at least 1817 to 1832; not found in the Slave Compensation Records. Described as "of colour" in the slave register of 1817. Probably the Mary Porter, "a "free mulatto woman", who had a daughter Janet Stuart with the overseer of Sweet River pen, Peter Stuart. Janet was bequeathed £1,000 sterling in the will of Peter Stuart (written in 1802 and proved in 1804).

Assumed to be a different person to the Mary Porter, "of colour" who inherited two enslaved people from her father Robert Porter (he died before 1817).


T71/178 p. 408. PROB 11/1404/90.

We are grateful to Kaye Dobbie for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Associated Estates (1)

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
1820 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (1)

Extra-marital relationships