Mary Gerald Kearton (née Colcroft)

1791 - 1869

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation on two small awards on St Vincent and (against a background that is not yet understood) counterclaimed for dower under the will of William Webber in a third. She was the widow of George Kearton (1775-1827), daughter-in-law of Ann Doyle or Kearton (q.v.) and John Kearton of St Vincent (q.v.), mother of Mary Elizabeth Crosby (nee Kearton) and mother-in-law of James Crosby (q.v.).

  1. In 1851 Mary G. Kearton widow aged 60 annuitant born West Indies St Vincent was living in High Street, Barnstaple Devon with one servant.

  2. The death at the age of 78 at 43 Offa Street, Bedford of Mary Gerald Kearton, relict of George Kearton of St Vincent, was reported in 1869.


  1. 1851 census online.

  2. The Times 30/01/1869.

We are grateful for the help of Jonathan Kirton with this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
George Kearton (1775-1827)
Mary Elizabeth Kearton

Associated Claims (3)

£160 18s 9d
£775 12s 9d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases (Legatee)
£140 7s 1d

Relationships (3)

Daughter-in-law → Mother-in-law
Mother-in-law → Son-in-law
Widow → Deceased Husband

Addresses (2)

43 Offa Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, Central England, England
High Street, Barnstaple, Devon, Devon & Cornwall, England