Hannah Shekell (née Hilton)

1788 - 1865

Claimant or beneficiary


Hannah, daughter of James Hilton or Hylton according to the Visitation of England but daughter of William Hilton according to the will of John Hilton of Chester Castle (q.v.), and awarded part of the compensation for Mountain Spring estate in Westmoreland Jamaica with her husband Thomas Shekell (q.v.) by virtue of her ownership. The estate had previously belonged to John Hilton, either her brother or cousin.

  1. Thomas Shekell, son of Thomas Shekell of Pebworth and Elizabeth Steevens, born at Little Comberton Worcs. 10/11/1780. Lord of the Manors of Pebworth and Little Comberton. JP for Worcestershire. Married Hannah (1788-1865) daughter of James Hilton of Tarvin, Co. Chester. The 1841 census shows Thomas aged 55, Hannah aged 50, William aged 25, Charlotte 20 and Mary 20 all living at Pebworth. Will of Thomas Shekell of Pebworth proved 11/08/1852.

  2. Letters of Administration for estate of Hannah Shekell widow late of Little Comberton Worcestershire who died 27/04/1865 granted to Thomas Stevens Shekell son 13/03/1866, effects under £800.


T71/871 Westmoreland No. 701.

  1. Visitation of England and Wales Vol. 6, Shekell of Pebworth Co. Gloucester and Little Comberton Co. Worcester. Children and life dates are drawn from the family tree contained there; PROB 11/2158.

  2. National Probate Calendar 1866.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Name in compensation records
Hannah Shekell
Thomas Shekell
Elizabeth, Priscilla, Laetitia, William Bonner, Charlotte, Mary Hannah, John Hilton, Thomas Ste[e]vens, Harriot
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (1)

£817 5s 6d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

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 [EA] - → Joint owner

Relationships (3)

Niece → Uncle
Other relatives
Notes →
Either brother and sister of first cousins. The two were nephew and niece of John Hilton of Chester...
Wife → Husband

Addresses (2)

Little Comberton, Evesham, Worcestershire, West Midlands, England
Pebworth, Worcestershire, South-west England, England