Isabella Hannah Shiffner (née Spooner)

???? - 1845


Residuary heiress of her uncle Charles Spooner (q.v.) and daughter of John Spooner of Grosvenor Square (q.v.). She married Thomas Shiffner in 1797. The couple do not appear to have had direct ownership of enslaved people: Charles Spooner's plantations and enslaved people were bequeathed to his male relatives. In 1798 she and her husband were party to a deed to release trusts of 1776 under which two unnamed estates in Middle Island St Kitts 'heretofore of Stephen Bearcroft of London merchant deceased' and the debt owed to Thomas Maitland attached to them were settled on Thomas Maitland and his wife Jane Mathew: again, her role appears to have been as heiress-at-law of Charles Spooner as one of the original trustees.

  1. Will of Isabella Hannah Shiffner of East Budleigh Devon proved 25/08/1845. She made her nephew Rev. John Campbell Fisher curate of Merton and her niece Isabella Anne Fisher of East Budleigh her universal legatees.


Vere Langford Oliver History of Antigua Vol. III pp. 256-257.

  1. PROB 11/2023/170.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Thomas Shiffner

Relationships (4)

Aunt → Nephew
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Rev. John Campbell Fisher was the son of Isabella Hannah Shiffner (nee Spooner)'s half-brother John...
Aunt → Niece
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Isabella Anne Fisher was the daughter of Isabella Hannah Shiffner (nee Spooner)'s half-brother John...
Daughter → Father
Niece → Uncle
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Isabella Hannah nee Spooner was residuary heiress of her uncle Charles Spooner....

Addresses (1)

East Budleigh, Devon, Devon & Cornwall, England