Seba Shelley

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Claimant or beneficiary


  1. Seba Shelly, wharfinger of St Ann, was named in lists of jurors in Kingston in 1814 and 1815.

  2. Presumably Seba Shelly was related to the three children of Sarah Jenkins baptised in St Ann in 1814: Thomas Jenkins Shelly (aged about 3 years), Raymond Shelly (aged 2 1/2 years) and Seba Shelly (born November 1813). Mary Shelly (aged 3 years), and Samuel Winnicot Shelly, both the children of Mr Seba Shelly and of colour, were baptised in St Ann in 1821; on the same day was baptised Seba, 12 years old and of colour, son of Mr Raymond Shelly.

  3. Miss Shelly, niece to Mr Tippetta, surgeon, of Spital Square, London, and daughter of Seba Shelly Esquire of St Ann, Jamaica, died in 1817 in her 21st year, of rapid consumption.

  4. The death of Seba Shelly was recorded in St Ann in 1853.


  1. Royal Gazette of Jamaica 28/05/1814, 11/06/1814 and 10/06/1815.

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

  3. Gentleman's Magazine vol. 87 part 1 p. 184 (February 1817).

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

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Seba Shelly

Associated Claims (2)

£29 3s 1d
£546 2s 3d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (2)

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
1820 [EA] - → Lessee (Enslaved)
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner