Mary Murray Hering (née Ross)

1776 - 1857

Claimant or beneficiary


One of the three surviving daughters of William Ross, planter of St Mary, Jamaica (d. before 1801). Entitled to an annuity of £500 currency p.a. (as well as a similar amount secured on Paul Island) by virtue of her marriage settlement, although her father made provision in his will that this would be deducted from her one-third share in his estate, ensuring each of his three daughters were equally provided for.

  1. Mary [Murray] Ross, of St Mary's Jamaica, married Oliver Hering 20/04/1793 in St Catherine. Living at 21 Carlton Crescent Southampton in 1851 aged 75 born St Mary's Jamaica. Death of Mary Murray Hering registered Q1 1857 Southampton; will of Mary Murray Hering widow of Southampton proved 31/03/1857.


See entries for Oliver Hering and William Ross.

  1. Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919), Vol. 2 pp. 11-14; FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]; PROB 11/2248/366.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Oliver Hering

Associated Claims (1)

£1,079 13s 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
1796 [EA] - 1857 [LA] → Annuitant

An annuity of £500 currency was settled on Mary Murray Ross and her husband Oliver Hering on their marriage in 1793 an secured on Paul Island 1796.

1801 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Annuitant

Relationships (3)

Wife → Husband
Daughter → Father
Daughter → Mother

Addresses (2)

21 Carlton Crescent, Southampton, Hampshire, Wessex, England
Heybridge Hall, Heybridge, Essex, South-east England, England