Mary Lady Viscountess Dudley and Ward (née Carver)

???? - 1782


Biography

Mary nee Carver, owner of estates and enslaved people in Jamaica which under her will proved 19/06/1782 she left to her son William Ward (1750-1823) and then in trust for her grandson John William Ward, 1st Earl of Dudley (q.v.). Administration of her will was granted in 1835 to John Benbow (q.v.). The estates were not named in the will of Mary Lady Viscountess Dudley and Ward but were almost certainly Whitney and Rymesbury in Clarendon and New Yarmouth in Vere. The John Carver of St George the Martyr whose will was proved 24/07/1724 bequeathed property and enslaved people in Jamaica to his son John Carver, and also named a daughter Mary Carver among his daughters (to each of whom he left £4000): this was presumably the father of Mary Lady Viscountess Dudley and Ward and the origin of her slave-ownership in Jamaica.

Sources

PROB 11/1091/319; will of John Carver of St George the Martyr PROB 11/598/396.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Maiden Name
Carver
Spouse
John, 6th Baron Ward, Viscount Dudley and Ward
Children
John Ward, 2nd Viscount; William Ward, 3rd Viscount

Associated Estates (4)

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
1775 [EA] - 1781 [LA] → Owner
1780 [EA] - 1782 [LA] → Owner
1775 [EA] - 1781 [LA] → Owner
1779 [EA] - 1781 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (3)

Daughter → Mother
Grandmother → Grandson
Mother → Son

Addresses (1)

Himley Hall, Dudley, Worcestershire, West Midlands, England