Frederick Burt Zincke

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Claimant or beneficiary


Slave-owner in Jamaica, almost certainly the son-in-law of Mary Lawrence whom he succeed as owner of Eardley.

  1. Zincke's son Foster Barham Zincke has an entry in the ODNB as 'author' which among other things says 'He passed most of his childhood on the [Eardley] sugar estate, living a free outdoor life....With his once wealthy family in financial difficulty after the emancipation of the slaves, his godmothers paid for him to attend [Oxford] university and he afterwards had to support himself.' He became a clergyman and left £50,000. Foster Barham Zincke married Caroline Octavia, Lady Stevenson, daughter of Joseph Seymour Biscoe (q.v.) and widow of Zincke's cousin, Sir William Stevenson, in 1865. Foster Barham Zinkce was the executor of Isabella Reid Thomson (q.v.).


Elizabeth Baigent, ‘Zincke, Foster Barham (1817–1893)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [, accessed 24 Aug 2017].

We are grateful to Jim Brennan for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Miss Lawrence

Associated Claims (1)

£2,200 12s 9d

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
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Receiver
1825 [EA] - → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Receiver

Legacies Summary

Imperial (1)

Australia: Victoria 
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William Lawrence Zincke, son of Frederick Burt Zincke, was a pioneering solicitor in Victoria, represented member of the Kelly gang and was elected to the Victoria parliament, sitting for Ovens...
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Relationships (2)

Son-in-law → Mother-in-law
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This is an inferred relationship. Frederick Burt Zincke's wife is known to have been a 'Miss Lawrence' and Zincke followed Mary Lawrence in ownership of the Eardley...
Other relatives
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Zincke's son married Biscoe's...