Leonora Sophia Stamford then Carter

1735 - 17th Jun 1838

Claimant or beneficiary


Slave-owner in Jamaica, dying in Britain in 1838 at an advanced age.

  1. Leonora Sophia Stamford, widow, married Ambrose S. Carter, widower of Barking Lodge 01/06/1786 at Newmarket Estate in St Thomas-in-the-East, Jamaica. They had a son Charles baptised 05/02/1788 when he was 6 months of age (according to her death certificate, Leonora would have been 52 at the time). Charles Carter was later admitted to a lunatic asylum in Stoke Newington. Their daughter Ann married Robert Lindsay (q.v.) and died at Loads House, Somerset in 1828 aged 50 years.

  2. Leonora Sophia Carter, aged 104 years, a widow, died 17/06/1838 at 5 Skinner Place, Holloway Road, London.


  1. Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online]; Ancestry.co.uk, Somerset, England, Church of England Burials, 1813-1914 [database online]. See separate entries for Charles Carter and Ambrose S. Carter.

  2. Details from the death certificate sent by Julie Weizenegger, 12/06/2014.

We are grateful to Julie Weizenegger and Isaiah Levy for their assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Leonorah Carter
[1] Thomas Stamford [2] Ambrose Carter
With [2] Leonora Sophia (1783-), Charles (1788-), Ann (c. 1778-1828)

PROB 11/1897 - precis.

I appoint William James Lindsay of 56 Coleshill Street, Pimlico, one of the grandsons of my late husband Ambrose Carter and my friend John Travers of Swithins Street, London, wholesale grocer, my executors.

First, payment of funeral and testamentary expenses.

I would have given mourning rings to William James Lindsay, his brother Robert Lindsay and their sisters Eliza Lindsay, Anne the wife of James Berry Jones, Mary Lindsay, Isabella the wife of Tertius Kendrick Esquire and also to William Forsyth and Philip Forsyth two other grandchildren of my late husband and to my friends William Carter Jenkinson Esquire and Leonora Sophia his wife and their daughter Leonora Sophia the wife of --- Mackintosh Esquire as testamonials of the regards and esteem which I entertain for them but I find that the property at my disposal is not sufficiently ample for the purposes of this.

To my servant Lucy Brand 19 guineas.

All my goods, chattels, debts, monies and securities and all other personal estate of every kind to William James Lindsay and John Travers, their executors administrators and assigns. I direct that after my decease they shall convert into money all my estate that is not in stocks funds or securities and with this money invest in any of the public stocks or funds of Great Britain or at interest on real securities in England. These funds should form a trust as long as Susan Lindsay, one of the grandchildren of my late husband, shall be living and unmarried, for the dividends or interest to pay for the maintenance and support of Susan Lindsay until her decease or marriage. Then so long as Eliza Lindsay and Mary Lindsay shall be living and unmarried then to pay the dividends and interest for their benefit in equal shares as tenants in common. After their decease or marriage then the trust fund to be held for Eliza Lindsay, Ann Jones, Mary Lindsay, Isabella Kendrick and Susan Lindsay in equal shares as tenants in common.

Upon my decease my son Charles Carter who is of unsound mind shall become entitled to the income from Newmarket Estate in Jamaica for life, which currently provides an income of eight to ninety pounds per annum English money and which has considerably fluctuated in value. If this income should become inapplicable or insufficient for the comfortable support of my said son while he shall continue of unsound mind then the trustees should apply all or any of the dividends of the above trust to the benefit of my son...

Signed by her mark x 22/11/1837. Witnesses William Austin of 3 Mayfield Terrace, Dalston, and William Wilton of 19 St Swithins Lane.

Proved 11/07/1838 by the oaths of William James Lindsay and John Travers.

Associated Claims (1)

£426 6s 11d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

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
1810 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (5)

Second Wife → Husband
Other relatives
Notes →
William James Lindsay was executor of the will of Leonora Carter proved in 1838. Leonora Sophia Carter was the second wife of William James LIndsay's grandfather Ambrose S....
Testator → Executor
Mother → Son
Mother-in-law → Son-in-law

Addresses (1)

5 Skinner Place, Holloway Road, London, Middlesex, London, England