Anna Binny (née Marshall)

9th Jul 1807 - 31st Mar 1871


  1. Anna, daughter of Rev. Edward Marshall and his wife Elizabeth, was born 09/7/1807 and baptised 14/07/1809 in Totnes, Devon. Her parents had married in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1794. They had two more children baptised in Jamaica and 1809 and another three baptised in Jamaica in 1815. Rev. Edward Marshall was deceased by the time of the baptism of his youngest daughter Lucy Sophia 18/11/1821 in St Andrew, Jamaica (she had been born 12/11/1819).

  2. Enslaved people on Mount Moses were registered by Rev. Edward Marshall as owner and natural guardian to his children Anna and Lucy Marshall in 1817; as owner and natural guardian in 1820; by Samuel Murphy as attorney of Elizabeth Marshall in 1823 and 1826 and by Samuel Murphy as trustee in 1829 and 1832. It's not clear why only two of Edward Marshall's children are mentioned in the earlier registers. They may have inherited a small number of enslaved people rather than a share in the estate. It's not clear whether the trust beneficiaries are Elizabeth Marshall or her children.

  3. Anna, daughter of the late Rev. Edward Marshall of Jamaica, married Lieut. J. Binney, RN, son of Hon. H. N. Binney of Nova Scotia, in Putney in 1822.

  4. Lieutenant John Binney (1794-1835) was the son of Hibbert Newton Binney (1766-1842) and Lucy nee Creighton (1768-1825). He died 25/11/1835 when he was washed overboard, with eleven of his crew.

  5. John and Anna Binney had two sons: Douglas Belcher (1830-) and John Erskine (1836-1913). She died at the house of her son John in Hungerford, 31/03/1871. There is a mural tablet in Hungerford Church where he also placed a memorial window in her memory.

  6. In the 1841 census at Fore Street, Tiverton, Devon, age 30, of independent means, with Douglas age 10, Edward age 5 and one female servant. At 5 Terrace, High Street, Tunbridge in 1851, age 46, with son John E. Binney age 15, niece Elena Marshall age 6 and one female servant. Not found in the 1861 census. In 1871 (three days after the death of Anna Binney) her son John Erskine was a tutor in Chistlehurst, Kent.


  1., Devon Baptisms [database online];, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

  2. See estate information for Mount Moses.

  3. Gentleman's Magazine vol. 92 part 1 p. 640.

  4. Charles J. F. Binney, Genealogy of the Binney Family in the United States (1886) pp. 113-114. This publication includes an acknowledgement to John Erskine Binney, "for much information in his line", so is presumably a reliable source on his parents and grandparents.

  5. Ibid.

  6. 1841, 1851 and 1871 censuses online.

Further Information

Maiden Name
J. Binney

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
1817 [EA] - → Other

Probably owned some of the enslaved people rather than a share in the estate.

Relationships (4)

Grand-daughter → Grandfather
Notes →
Daughter → Father
Daughter → Mother

Addresses (4)

Falmouth, Cornwall, Devon and Cornwall, England
Hungerford, Berkshire, Central England, England
5 Terrace, High Street, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, South-east England, England
Fore Street, Tiverton, Devon, Devon & Cornwall, England