Rebecca Woolnough (née Elbridge)

???? - 1761


Co-owner of Spring estate in Jamaica.

  1. Will of Rebecca Woolnough widow of Bristol, Gloucestershire proved 27/04/1761. In the will she left her real estate in trust for her daughter Elizabeth, wife of John Hugh Smith, for life, 'to her own and separate use', and then to Elizabeth's children, with Elizabeth having the power to dispose of the property in the absence of such children.

  2. James, Mary and Reb. [sic] Day were listed in the Quit Rent books of 1754 as owning 560 acres in St Andrew, 400 acres in Westmoreland and 300 acres in St Thomas-in-the-East, total 1260 acres. Mary was Rebecca Woolnough's sister.


  1. PROB 11/865/90.

  2. A List of landholders in the Island of Jamaica together with the number of acres each person possessed taken from the quit rent books in the year 1754', TNA CO 142/31 transcribed at

Further Information

Maiden Name
Married but no further details

Associated Estates (1)

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
1752 [EA] - 1759 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (7)

Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Niece → Uncle
Daughter → Father
Niece → Uncle
Mother-in-law → Son-in-law
Mother → Daughter

Addresses (1)

Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England