Charlotte Mary Ann Woodford (née Fraser)

???? - 1870

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded with her husband Sir Alexander Woodford one-third of the compensation for Schepmoed in British Guiana: the other two-thirds went to Jane Agnes Wilhelmina Fraser Rich and her husband, George Frederick Rich, and to Charles Henry Fraser (all of whom q.v.). The women were the sisters of the [Captain] Charles Henry Fraser in the award.

  1. Letters of Adminstration granted for 09/08/1870 to Sir Alexander Woodford for the personal effects of Charlotte Mary Ann Woodford who died 21/04/1870 at Royal Hospital Chelsea, effects under £100.  

  2. Charles Henry Fraser the father of Jane Agnes Wilhelmina Fraser Rich and Charlotte Mary Ann Woodford (and of the Charles Henry Fraser of the award) had been a diplomat and was the son of William Fraser, secretary of state for Foreign Affairs in Pitt's ministry 1783. Charles Henry Fraser was appointed His Majesty's Minister Plenipotentiary to the Circle of Lower Saxony, and Resident with the Hanse Towns, in the room of Emanuel Mathis deceased in 1790.  He had previously been Secretary to the Embassy in Madrid, and Minister Plenipotentiary there in the absence of HM's Ambassador. He died before 1820 - he was described as 'late' in the announcement of his daughter's wedding to Colonel Alexander Woodford in 1820, and was probably the Charles Henry Fraser of Camden Place Bath whose will was proved 06/06/1814. Under this will Charles Henry Fraser commented that his children by his first wife had been amply provided for by the fortune of their mother: this the 'Mrs Fraser born Westrik' shown in the 1825, 1828 and 1831 Slave Registers for Schepmoed.

  3. Public auction of Schepmoed, following a fiat 03/11/1843 in favour of the executors of William Gramberg, against the same group (still including Captain Charles Henry Fraser, not signalled as 'late') as owners of the plantation,  May 1845.


T71/885 British Guiana Nos 426A-B.

  1. National Probate Calendar 1870

  2. Lionel Mordaunt Fraser, History of Trinidad 1781-1813, Vol. 2 p. 2; London Gazette, Issue 13238, 18/09/1790, p. 581; London Gazette, Issue 13114, 14/07/1789, p. 493; Edinburgh Magazine, Sept. 1820, p. 286; PROB 11/1557.

  3. London Gazette, Issue 20401, 08/11/1844, pp. 3815-6.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Sir Alexander Woodford
Charles John (?-1857); John William Gordon; Adolphus; Cosmo George
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (1)

£6,437 7s 3d

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
1825 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Heir

Co-heir with her siblings of their mother

Relationships (6)

Sister → Brother
Daughter → Mother
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Wife → Husband

Addresses (1)

Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London, Middlesex, London, England