Jane Cunningham

1811 - 1870

Claimant or beneficiary


One of three women (the others were Eliza and Charlotte Cunningham, both of whom q.v.) awarded the compensation for 8 enslaved people in Tobago, the daughters of James Cunningham (q.v.). The enslaved people had descended to the three women on the death of their mother Olivia Presston [sic] on 02/09/1832 by gift from their father James Cunningham; their mother was in fact Olivia Wesston.

  1. In 1843 there are corresponding entries for the marriage at Clifton of Jane Cunningham and Charles Herley. In 1851 and 1861 Jane Herley born Tobago widow annuitant/fundholder was living at [9] Buckingham Vale Clifton with two and then three children all born at Clifton. The will of Jane Herley formerly of Weston-super-Mare but late of Torquay who died 16/08/1870 proved 29/10/1870, effects £4000 resworn under £600 February 1871.


1833 Slave Register Tobago Unattached Slaves, which shows the addition of the group of eight people registered under Eliza Cunningham (which entry shows 'Olivia Presston') and the diminution of the same group under Oliva Wesston deceased by reversion to the children of James Cunningham of Bristol.

  1. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index 1837-1915; 1851 and 1861 censuses online; National Probate Calendar 1870.

Further Information

Wealth at death

Associated Claims (1)

£202 6s 7d

Relationships (2)


Addresses (2)

Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
9 Buckingham Vale, Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England