Mary Ann Manning

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Probably the Mary Ann Manning, "free mulatto", who had two children with George Young of Goory (q.v.): Brook Young, a son born 23/06/1808 and baptised at the Cottage (Mr Bryan Connors), St Elizabeth 14/02/1809 and Thomas Manning Young, born 13/03/1810 and baptised 05/08/1813 at Hibernia, St Elizabeth. Note that Hibernia was owned by the heirs of Bryan Connors and from 1814 was in the newly-formed parish of Manchester. Mary Ann Manning was probably related to Eleanor Manning (q.v.), also "free mulatto", whose daughter with Bryan Connor, Elizabeth Manning Connor, was baptised at the Cottage in 1809 on the same day as Brook Young.

The younger son looks likely to be Thomas M. Young, schoolmaster, Siloah, whose twin children Mary Ann Elizabeth and George Benalls (or Bonalls) Young were baptised in St Elizabeth, 27/04/1851.

Note that the 1831 Almanac lists her as owner of 38 enslaved and 5 stock at Goory, Manchester parish, and contains no entry for George Young in that parish. She is not named in the 1833 Almanac which shows George Young as owner of 41 enslaved and 11 stock at Goory. She resurfaces in the 1845 Almanac which reports her as owner of 71 acres at Bedminster, Manchester. Brook Young, presumably her son, appears in the 1841 and 1845 Almanacs as proprietor of 50 acres at Statton Island, Manchester.

Sources, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

Jamaica Almanacs (1831, 1833, 1841 and 1845).

We are grateful to Paul Hitchings for his assistance with compiling this entry.

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£236 10s 0d

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