Martha Moody (née Clement)

???? - 1856

Claimant or beneficiary


The wife of Lieut-Col. Thomas Moody (q.v.), with whom she was awarded the compensation for a single enslaved person in British Guiana, and daughter of Richard Clement of Barbados. Their son Richard Clement Moody has an entry in the ODNB as 'army officer and colonial governor.'

  1. Will of Maria Moody widow of St Pancras Middesex proved 24/09/1856. Martha Moody aged 66 born West Indies was living at Bycroft Terrace, St David, Exeter in 1851 with two daughters, Susan aged 39 (also born West Indies) and Clementina aged 29 (born London).


T71/886 British Guiana claim no. 1376; Sweetman, John. 2004 "Moody, Richard Clement (1813–1887), army officer and colonial governor." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 14 Jul. 2019.

  1. PROB 11/2239; 1851 census online; Anita Rupprecht (2012) ‘When he gets among his Countrymen, they tell him that he is free’: Slave Trade Abolition, Indentured Africans and a Royal Commission, Slavery & Abolition, 33:3, 435-455, DOI: 10.1080/0144039X.2012.668300, according to which Moody's wife's family was from Demerara.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Thomas Moody

Associated Claims (1)

£35 9s 10d

Relationships (3)

Daughter → Father
Wife → Husband
Mother → Son

Addresses (1)

Bycroft Terrace, St David, Exeter, Devon, Devon & Cornwall, England