Frances Ripley Edie or Matheson

29th Aug 1787 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary


Frances, the daughter of Elizabeth Freeman Ripley, a free quadroon woman, by Ebenezer Eddie, was born 29/08/1787 and baptised 11/05/1788 in Kingston, Jamaica. Inherited a house in Orange Street, Kingston, the life interest in a quarter share in Hermitage estate in St Andrew, and the life interest in a half share in Tower Hill in St Andrew, on the death of her mother between 1826 and 1829. Hermitage was sold within a few years of her mother's death. After the death of Frances, her life interest was to be inherited by her children James Hammond, Elizabeth Hammond and Frances [sic - Francis] Groom.

James Hammond, son of Frances Edie, a free quadroon by James Hammond, born 10/02/1809 and baptised 08/06/1809 in Kingston. Eliza Hammond, daughter of Frances Edie a free quadroon by William Hammond, born 02/01/1811 and baptised 20/04/1811 in Kingston. Jane Hammond, daughter of Frances Edie a free quadroon by James Hammond deceased, born 06/02/1813 and baptised 27/03/1813 in Kingston.

Francis Ripley Groom, born 23/03/1820, white by law, being the son of Frances Ripley Eadie, free mestee, baptised in St Catherine, 12/06/1820.

She appears in the compensation records as Frances Ripley Matheson. In 1832, Frances Ripley Edie registered 8 enslaved people in Port Royal as guardian to James Hammond, Elizabeth Hammond and F. R. Groom, recently removed from Kingston. The register was signed by Joseph Matheson. She registered a further 13 enslaved people in Port Royal as owner - 6 by removal from Kingston where they were previously registred by F. R. Edie as owner and 6 by removal from St Andrew where they were previously registered by Alex Edie as executor for E. F. Ripley.

Sources, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online]; PROB 11/1790/375; T71/124 pp. 68-69.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Frances Ripley Matheson
James Hammond (1809-), Eliza Hammond (1811-), Jane Hammond (1813-), Francis Ripley Groom (1820-)

Associated Claims (1)

£136 3s 7d

Associated Estates (4)

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
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1826 [EA] - → Guardian
1832 [EA] - → Guardian
1832 [EA] - → Owner

Relationships (8)

Natural Daughter → Father
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother
Mother → Natural Son
Mother → Natural Daughter
Mother → Natural Son
Natural Daughter → Mother