Sarah Charlotte Cope

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Claimant or beneficiary


Mary Kerr, daughter of Sarah Cope, "free mulatto", born 26/01/1804 and baptised in St Catherine, 19/09/1805. Janet Kerr, same mother, born 05/09/1805 and baptised at the same time as Mary. Sarah Cope, "free mulatto", who had a daughter, Catherine Isabel Kerr, born 22/09/1815 and baptised 18/05/1816 in St Catherine, Jamaica. Mary, Janet, Joseph and Catherine Bell Kerr are named as the children of James Kerr by Sarah Cope in his will.

She owned May Pen in St Andrew from at least 1823; probably from 1817, bequeathed to her in the will of James Kerr who died in Glasgow in 1816.

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

CC10/5/14, Hamilton & Campsie Commissary Court.

Associated Claims (1)

£196 9s 2d

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
1816 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Owner for life under the will of James Kerr (d. 1816).

Relationships (5)

Extra-marital relationships
Mother → Natural Daughter
Mother → Natural Daughter
Mother → Natural Son
Mother → Natural Daughter