Rachel Claxton (née Mardenbrough)

1769 - 1840

Claimant or beneficiary


Born Rachel Mardenbrough, daughter of Christopher Mardenbrough of St Kitts and Rhoda Fryers; widow of Robert Claxton (1754-1812), whom she married in St Kitts 1 May 1783. Claxton was devisee of an annuitant for arrears of annuity (the annuitant was [her sister] Sarah Gumbs, by the will of their father Christopher Mardenbrough).

  1. Death of Rachel Claxton registered Q4 1840 at Clifton.

  2. Robert Claxton was in partnership as Robert Claxton & Son with his and Rachel's son Butler Thompson Claxton, whose commission of bankruptcy of 11/12/1812 was subsequently superseded. Robert Claxton's will of 22/01/1812 left Rachel the house and furniture in Park street and £1000 per annum; legacies of £3000 went to 4 sons, including Philip Protheroe Claxton, on reaching 21.


T71/1295; life dates and children are drawn from the same source http://www.tc.umn.edu/~terre011/claxton.htm#robt and ditto marden.htm#rachel, the former derived from Caribbeana Vol. VI.

  1. FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online].

  2. London Gazette, Issue 16698, 26/01/1813, p. 215.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Robert Claxton (1/5/1783)
Butler Thompson (1786-1842), Christopher, William, George, Elizabeth, Margaret, Philip Protheroe, Robert (?-1849)

Associated Claims (1)

£1,711 3s 11d

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
- 1834 [LA] → Annuitant

Assignee of the arrears of annuity from her deceased sister Sarah Gumbs

Relationships (5)

Wife → Husband
Mother → Son
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother
Daughter → Father

Addresses (1)

Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England