Ann Capper (née Reid)

1779 - 24th Aug 1855

Claimant or beneficiary


Ann or Anne Capper, daughter of George Reid senior and Elizabeth Lydia Reid (q.v.) and awarded part of the compensation with her husband Rev. George Capper (q.v.) for the Friendship estate in Trelawny which had belonged to her father.

  1. 14/06/1847 death of Rev. George Capper, Rector of Gosbeck and Little Blakenham, and Vicar of Wherstead, in London in his 80th year. Son of Rev. Francis Capper, Rector of Earl Soham and Monk Soham in Suffolk. Had married 1805 Anne, daughter of George Reid esq. of Island of Jamaica, but left no issue. Magistrate, chairman of quarterly sessions at Ipswich for several years.

  2. St Mary's Church Wherstead contains table top tomb of (1) George Reid of Island of Jamaica died Jan 28 1823 aged 75 years; Elizabeth Lydia, relict of the above, d. Nov. 11th 1842 aged 83; and Mary Reid, dau of George Reid d. 24th February 1850 aged 53, and (2) Rev George Capper, for 32 years Vicar of this parish died 4th June 1847 in 80th year and Ann, widow of Rev G. Capper, died 24th August 1855 in 76th year of her age.

  3. Ann Capper was a legatee under the will of her aunt Mary Reid of Henley Hall (q.v.), and the universal legatee of her sister Mary Reid of Wherstead, whose will (made in 1830) was proved in 1836.

  4. George Capper and his wife Ann were recorded at Montagu Street, Bryanston Square, in the census of 1841 in the household of Isabella Reid Thomson and Elizabeth Reid Thomson (both q.v.). Note that Ann Capper's maiden surname was Reid, as was Isabella and Elizabeth's mother Rebecca. Given George Capper's role at Wherstead, they were probably visiting relatives.

  5. Anne Capper, age 71, Clergyman's widow, born Jamaica, was a visitor in the Household of Foster Barham Zincke, at Wherstead Rectory in 1851. Foster Barham Zincke was the son of Frederick Burt Zincke (q.v.). Ann Capper, age 75, was buried at Wherstead 31/08/1855. Probate for the estate of Ann Capper of Wherstead, Suffolk, was granted to Revd. F. Barham Zincke in 1855.


T71/874 Trelawny No. 417 and 530. The claim under No. 417 was made by Jefferies & Esdaile as mortgagees but the Cappers and Henry Denny Berners counter-claimed for interest on £10,000, £2700 arrears. Trelawny No. 530 shows the counterclaim from The Rev George Capper executor of Mary Reid spinster creditor by bond and judgement and under an indenture of 9th August 1823 charging the debt on this estate'; also from The Rev Henry Denny Berners and the Rev Geo Capper and Ann his wife, as entitled to the interest for their lives as stated of £10,000 sterling at 5 per cent -for arrears. £2700 to Mrs Capper'. Also from Mary Reid spinster annuitant of £500 under the will of George Reid. There is no note of an award being paid to court under Trelawny No. 530.

  1. Gentleman's Magazine Aug. 1847 p. 216.

  2. [accessed 07/01/2012].

  3. PROB 11/1862/168.

  4. 1841 census online.

  5. 1851 census online;, Index To Death Duty Registers 1796-1903 [database online];, National Burial Index For England & Wales [database online].

We are grateful to David Barker for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Rev. George Capper

PROB 11/2219/311 - precis.

Ann Capper, the undersigned [of Wherstead, Suffolk, widow].

To my servant Hannah Chambers, £50 and all my clothes.

All remainder to Katharine Reid and Amelia Reid, daughters of my late brother George Reid, to Lucy Reid and Katharine Reid, daughters of my late brother Dennis Reid, and to Georgiana Gresley widow of the late Sir Nigel Gresley Bart. in equal portions except to my niece Georgiana Gresley to whom I bequeath a double portion.

Rev. Foster Barham Zincke of Wherstead to be executor. Also to him £10 for my funeral expenses.

Signed 25/05/1851.

Proved at London 20/09/1855.

Associated Claims (1)

£2,296 3s 6d

Relationships (6)

Wife → Husband
Daughter → Mother
Niece → Aunt
Grand-daughter → Grandfather
Daughter → Father

Addresses (1)

Wherstead, Ipswich, Suffolk, East Anglia, England