Andrew Bredin Delap

???? - 26th Mar 1844

Claimant or beneficiary


Andrew Bredin Delap was the eldest son of Rev Alexander Delap (c. 1754-1829) of Ray, Co. Donegal, Perpetual Curate of Killygarvan (until 1809), and nephew of Robert Delap (c. 1756-1803) of Old Shafston Jamaica. He was in Jamaica by 1802, was an ensign in the Manchester regiment in 1819 and a vestryman of Manchester parish in 1821. He married Eliza Watson Smythe at Mile Gully, 28/03/1815. They later lived on his Irish property (Ray) and he was land agent for Viscount Southwell in Co. Donegal. He died 26/03/1844.


Relationships are sourced on Watt Family Correspondence 1790-1850 (PRONI, MIC 135/1) and monumental inscriptions in the graveyard at Tullyaughnish (Ramelton), Co.Donegal, [accessed 10/06/2017). The former refers to ABD's presence in Jamaica in 1802; the latter gives his date of death. His marriage is per the St.Elizabeth register; other details from the Jamaica Almanacs. His land agency is mentioned in the Londonderry Standard 12/06/1841.

We are grateful to Paul Hitchings for compiling this entry.

Further Information

Eliza Watson Smythe

Associated Claims (1)

£807 1s 4d

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
1817 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Owner
1810 [EA] - 1811 [LA] → Owner

Given as Andrew B. Delap.

Addresses (1)

Ray, Co. Donegal, Ireland