Matthew Farquharson

???? - 1840

Claimant or beneficiary


Apparently resident, brother of Isabella Farquharson, and awarded the compensation for three claims in St Elizabeth and claimed unsuccessfully as the executor of Charles Farquharson for a fourth.

  1. Matthew Farquharson of St Elizabeth died at the Rectory Montego Bay, St James 22/03/1840. The wife of Charles Farquharson of Persey died in Spring Vale 28/12/1822.

  2. Memorial inscription: Sacred to the memory of Matthew Farquharson Esquire, for many years a magistrate and the Clerk of the Peace for this parish, who died at Montego Bay, St James on 22nd day of March 1840, aged 47 years. And of Eliza Frances, his wife, who died at Wear Pen in Manchester on the 25th day of February 1868 aged 72 years. This monument is erected by the sorrowing children in remembrance of dear affectionate parents. Also in memory of their four brothers Charles, who died February 10th 1833 aged 10 years. Matthew, who died September 13th, 1853, aged 32 years. Nicholas Wright, who died August 20th 1857, aged 26 years. And Jacob Beninger, who died January 30th 1867, aged 34 years.


  1. David Dobson, Scots in the West Indies 1707-1857 Vol. I p. 45.

  2. Photograph of memorial inscription sent by David Edwards, 04/08/2020.

Further Information

Eliza Frances
Charles, Matthew, Nicholas Wright, Jacob Beninger and others

Associated Claims (4)

£1,333 6s 8d
£3,294 14s 9d
Unsuccessful claimant (Executor or executrix)
£118 19s 10d
£432 7s 5d

Associated Estates (4)

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
1823 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Other
1825 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1830 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Executor

Relationships (5)

Brother → Sister
Son → Father
Brother → Sister