???? - 1840
Awarded part of the compensation for the enslaved people on Plantation Everton in British Guiana.
Marriage of Robert Belcher Esq. of Henley to Mary Sheldrake Kemmery [sic] 20 May 1820.
Death of Robert Belcher Henley registered Q2 1840; will of Robert Belcher of Henley proved 08/10/1840. The will is very brief and makes his wife Mary universal legatee and executrix.
Death of Mary Sheldrake Belchen [sic] registered Henley on Thames Q3 1847; will of Mary Sheldrake Belcher of Henley-upon-Thames Oxfordshire proved 09/10/1847.
Robert Belcher was executor in 1819 for Matthew Belcher, brandy merchant of Fore Street Limehouse, and for his wife's uncle Colonel John Sheldrake (q.v.), a Berbice slave-owner.
T71/885 British Guiana claim no. 156 (Plantation Everton).
The European Magazine and London Review, Vol. 77, p. 466; her name is given correctly as Mary Sheldrake Kemmens in Ancestry.com, England, Select Marriages, 1538-1973 [database online].
FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]; PROB 11/1934/235.
FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]; PROB 11/2063/46.
Times 22/11/1824 and PO Directory 1819.
Mary Sheldrake Kemmens (20/5/1820)
£9,609 19s 5d
Executor → Testator
Robert Belcher subsequently married Sheldrake's niece and legatee Mary Kemmens....
Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, Central England, England