Harriet Davis Burton (née Davis)

1800 - ????


Harriet Davis Burton of Hackney, jointly inherited Content plantation and c. 80 enslaved people in Jamaica.

A minor in 1817 when John Davis registered enslaved people on Content plantation in Jamaica as her guardian. Married James Burton by 1820. An absentee by at least 1825 (probably by 1820 when her husband employed William Oldaker as his agent).

In the census of 1841 at Downs Cottages (near Amherst Road) in Hackney with children James (age 15), Maria (15), Margaret (12) and Harriet (10), plus Martha Oldaker (11), John Oldaker (7) and 1 female servant. In the census of 1851 at 1 Downs Cottages, Tower Hamlets, Hackney, age 51, occupation 'Dividends from Railway[?]', born Jamaica. In the same household were her daughters Maria E, age 26, Margarett, age 22 and Harriet age 20 (all living off dividends and born in Hackney), her father-in-law George Burton, age 82, retired shipbroker, born in Hull, and 1 female servant. At the same address in 1861 with her daughter Harriet, a music teacher, Sophia Faunthroy, a boarder, and 1 female servant.


See estate evolutions for Content plantation. 1841, 1851 and 1861 censuses online.

Further Information

Maiden Name
James Burton
Maria E., Margarett, Harriet

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
1820 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - → Trust beneficiary

Relationships (1)

Wife → Husband

Addresses (2)

Hackney, London, Middlesex, London, England
1 Downs Cottages, Amhurst Road, Hackney, London, Middlesex, London, England