Oliver Hering

4th Nov 1768 - 5th Nov 1854

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of Julines Hering and Mary nee Inglis, and brother of Catherine Gordon (q.v.).

  1. Born 04/11/1768, baptised 04/01/1769 Westmoreland Jamaica; married in St Catherine 20/04/1793 Mary Murray Ross of St Mary's. Inherited plantations from his father "which he carried on for a good many years." Listed as a dinner guest of Lady Nugent intermittently but with no further details about him. In 1851 Oliver Hering aged 82 Retired Barrister, magistrate and Deputy lieutenant of Essex born Westmoreland Jamaica was living at 21 Carlton Crescent Southampton with wife Mary aged 75 born St Mary's Jamaica: a visitor is also shown, Emma M. Campbell aged 60 born Westmoreland Jamaica. Oliver Hering, of Heybridge Hall Essex and Paul Island Estate Jamaica, barrister-at-law died at Southampton aged 86 on 05/11/1854.

  2. Will of Oliver Hering of Southampton [and Heybridge Hall, Essex] [made in 1844] proved 24/01/1855. His affairs had, he said, recently suffered a cruel reverse. He rehearsed that under the will of 1791 of his father Julines Hering late of Westmoreland he [Oliver] had been left a life-interest in the Paul Island estate and in the leasehold of Heybridge Hall [which was leased from the Dean and Chapter of St Paul's]. On Oliver's marriage in 1793, his father had settled on him and wife a bond for the sum of £10,000 currency to support an annuity to the couple £500 currency, which in 1796 was secured on the Paul Island estate and the bond lapsed. Oliver utilised the power under his father's will to charge an annuity of £400 p.a. to his wife, who was also his residuary legatee.


  1. Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919), Vol II pp. 11-14, 'Herring [sic] of Jamaica'; Caribbeana, Vol. III, p. 143, 'Notes and Queries Herring [sic] of Jamaica'; Philip Wright (ed.), Lady Nugent's Journal (2002) pp. 47, 59, 60, 107, 131, 140, 182; 1851 census online; Letters of Oliver Hering, 1791-1850 are held by the South Carolina Historical Society as part of the Hering Family Papers, 1674-1960, http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/71058668.

  2. PROB 11/2204/303.

We are grateful for the assistance of Madeleine Mitchell and Katie McAdam with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Mary Murray Ross

Associated Claims (2)

£3,653 7s 3d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Annuitant)
£1,079 13s 4d

Associated Estates (3)

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
1817 [EA] - → Owner
1810 [EA] - 1837 [LA] → Owner
1801 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Annuitant

Relationships (7)

Brother → Sister
Son → Father
Husband → Wife
Son-in-law → Father-in-law

Addresses (2)

21 Carlton Crescent, Southampton, Hampshire, Wessex, England
Heybridge Hall, Heybridge, Essex, South-east England, England