Charlotte Maria Picton (née Edwardes)

???? - 1840

Claimant or beneficiary


The widow and executrix of Rev. Edward Picton (d. 1835) (q.v.), the younger brother and heir of Sir Thomas Picton, the disgraced governor of Trinidad (1797-1803) who died at Waterloo, awarded the compensation with co-executors of Rev. Edward Picton for 98 enslaved people in Aranjuez in Trinidad.

  1. Sir Thomas Picton had purchased the Iscoed estate c. 1812 for £30,000 from Sir John Bell William Mansel. The estate passed through Jane, the sister of Edward and Sir Thomas Picton, to her son John Picton, J. Picton Picton and Francis Picton Picton, then to Francis's sister Lucy Eleanor Picton, who married James Brogden. The estate was broken up in 1914 but the house stood, although derelict, and was listed in 1982.

  2. Charlotte Maria married Rev. Edward Picton 17/12/1789 having first married Cadwalader Browne of Ffrwd Llangyndeyrn. Edward Picton died 26/08/1834 aged 75 according to D. Gerald Jones [CCEd gives 28/08/1835 from Foster, which is supported by his probate 16/10/1835], his wife Charlotte Maria on 04/03/1840. Charlotte appears as Charlotte Edwardes on her marriage to Cadwalader Brown [sic] in 1780.  

  3. Death of Charlotte Maria Picton registered Q1 1840 Carmarthen.


T71/893 no. 1234A.

  1. For Thomas Picton, see Chris Evans, Slave Wales: the Welsh and Atlantic Slavery 1660-1850 (Cardiff, University of Wales Press, 2010), pp. 95-109, and James Epstein, The scandal of colonial rule: power and subversion in the British Atlantic during the Age of Revolution [MS].

  2. D. Gerald Jones, An Historical View of Iscoed, The Carmathenshire Historian Vol 19 (1982) [accessed 19/11/2010]; 17/05/1780 marriage of Cadwalader Brown and Charlotte Edwardes, Marriage Entries 1780 p. 43 Registers of St Peter, Carmathen.

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

Further Information

Maiden Name
(1) Cadwalader Browne (2) Rev. Edward Picton

Associated Claims (1)

£4,268 3s 5d

Relationships (1)

Wife → Husband

Addresses (1)

Iscoed, Carmarthenshire, South Wales, Wales