Catherine Pullan formerly Akers (née Dewhurst)

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Widow of Edmund Fleming Akers, and wife of Rev. Benjamin William Pullan who claimed as the representative of Edmund Fleming Akers the compensation on Mt Pleasant and White Gate estates on St Kitts, which was paid into the Chancery suit of Pullan v Manning. Her name is sometimes spelled 'Catharine.'

The will of Catherine Pullman's first husband, Edmund Fleming Akers, notes that she was "then an infant of the age of 19 years" when they married in February 1816; she was also recorded as "spinster a minor" in the marriage register. Her year of birth would therefore be c.1796. Edmund Fleming Akers was thirty-nine years her senior.

Catherine Pullman and the Rev. Benjamin William Pullan had a son, Ayrton Pullan, who was educated at Cheltenham College from 1844 to 1854. Catherine and children were living at Buckingham Villas, Cheltenham at the time of the 1851 census. In the census Catherine's birthplace is given as "Santa Cruz WI" (i.e. the West Indies).

Catherine Pullan died 13/11/1881 in Cheltenham. Probate for Catharine (sic) Pullan of Cheltenham was granted to "Annie Pullan of Bayshill Lodge spinster the daughter one of the executors." The will was proved at Gloucester, 3/12/1881 (estate £1507). Her daughter Annie Pullan died in Cheltenham in 1909.

We are grateful to Jen Barclay for assistance in compiling this entry.


Catherine Pullein, The Pulleyns of Yorkshire. J. Whitehead, 1915; 1851 Census; Cheltenham Chronicle, 22/11/1881; National Probate Calendar; Cheltenham Looker-On, 9/1/1909.

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Relationships (2)

Wife → Second Husband
Widow → Deceased Husband