Catharine Greg (née Henderson)

1737 - 1819


1. Owner of Cane Garden on St Vincent which she inherited in 1773, probably prior to her marriage to John Greg, the uncle and benefactor of his nephew Samuel Greg (q.v.). On 10th June 1795, John Greg died in England. He bequeathed his West Indian properties to his nephews Thomas and Samuel, the sixth and ninth children of his brother Thomas, with a life interest to his widow, Catharine.

2. Catherine also inherited her husband's leasehold houses in Stratford Place, London and Spring Grove, Hampton (together in the latter case with adjoining copyhold land he had bought) on his death.

3. She died at Spring Grove, Hampton, aged 82, 'full of years and of benevolence,' on 22nd November 1819, 'and is buried with her husband in an extraordinary pyramidal tomb, the source of local legends, in the churchyard there.'


1. Cambridge University Library: Dominica Estate documents of the Greg family, accessed 08/09/2012.

2. PROB 11/1262/261.

3. Gentleman’s Magazine 1819: Email from Fiona Martin 17/07/2020. Information on Spring Grove from The Twickenham Museum: Cambridge University Library: Dominica Estate documents of the Greg family, accessed 08/09/2012.

We are grateful to Fiona Martin for her help compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
John Greg

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
1773 [SY] - → Owner
1795 [SY] - 1819 [EY] → Tenant-for-life

Mrs C. Greig is shown as owner of Cane Garden in the 1817 Slave Register and (as 'late Catharine Greg as owner') in the 1822 Slave Register. She had bought additional enslaved people to place on the estate in 1820.

Relationships (2)

Aunt → Nephew
Notes →
Samuel was the son of Thomas Greg, the brother of Catharine Henderson's husband John...
Widow → Deceased Husband

Addresses (2)

Spring Grove, Hampton, Hampton, Middlesex, London, England
Stratford Place, City of Westminster, Westminster, London, London, England