Mary Ullathorne (née Grant)

???? - 1848

Claimant or beneficiary


Mary Ullathorne was shown in the compensation records as co-owner of the Wallibo or Wallibou estate in St Vincent, and as having a reversionary interest in a further group of enslaved people on Mt Bentinck, with Sam. Ullathorne, Philip Grant and (in the former case only) Maria Forbes. Mary Ullathorne was almost certainly the Mary Grant who married Samuel Stephenson Ullathorne in 1829 in London, when Maria Forbes was shown as a witness.

  1. Letters of Administration of Mary Ullathorne of Wells Street, Grays Inn Road widow who died 29/12/1848 at Torquay were granted 18/05/1866 to Elisa Forbes of Boulevard de la Madeleine Paris, spinster, administratrix of Maria Forbes widow the Mother the sole executrix and residuary legatee [of Mary Ullathorne]. It would thus appear that Maria Forbes had remarried, and that her first husband had been named Grant and was the father of Mary Grant (and of the co-owner of Wallibou, Philip Grant).

  2. This is confirmed by the will of John Grant merchant of St Vincent, who died in Chelsea in 1820 and whose will (made in 1813) was proved 19/03/1821. In the will he identified his wife as Maria and his children as Philip, Mary and John Smith Grant. He left monetary legacies of a few hundred pounds, and an annuity of £100 p.a. to his wife Maria Grant, in addition to the annuity of £108 p.a. already provided under a settlement, almost certainly their marriage contract. To Susannah Burham of St Vincent he left 'a Negro boy my property called John Bull.' In addition to his wife Maria, his executors included Lewis Grant, Simon Armstrong, Adam Wilson ('Register Office, Edinburgh') and MacDuff Fyfe. In a codicil of1818 he left an annuity of £20 p.a. to Margaret, the reputed daughter of Dr John Smith of St Vincent; he also said that four of his executors (other than his wife) were indebted to him and that his legacies to them should not be seen as extinguishing their overall debts to him.


  1. National Probate Calendar 1866.

  2. PROB 11/1640/322.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Name in compensation records
Mary Ullathorne
Sam. Ullathorne

Associated Claims (2)

£4,851 6s 7d
Beneficiary unsuccessful
£546 1s 6d
Unsuccessful claimant (Tenant-in-tail or Remainderman)

Relationships (2)

Daughter → Father
Wife → Husband