Sarah Brissett Lawrence

1799 - 19th Dec 1868

Claimant or beneficiary


Sarah Brissett Lawrence (née Spence), the wife of George Lawrence (q.v.) of Cowesfield Wiltshire and daughter of Dr Patrick Spence of Hanover, and owner in her own right of a 'gang' of eleven enslaved people rented to the Eardley sugar estate in Hanover Jamaica.

  1. In 1861 Sarah Lawrence is shown as head of the household at Cowesfield House aged 62 'proprietor of land' 'British subject' with niece Mary Lewis aged 46 'Fundholder' 'British subject' and 8 servants. Will with codicil of Sarah Brissett Lawrence of Cowesfield House Wiltshire who died 19/12/1868 proved 15/01/1869 by Mary Lewis niece of Cowesfield House, effects under £40,000.


T71/1213 Hanover claim no. 476 gives her as Sarah Brissett Lawrence; she appears elsewhere as Sarah B. Lawrence.

  1. 1861 census online; National Probate Calendar 1869.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Sarah B. Lawrence
George Lawrence
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (1)

£181 4s 2d

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
1817 [EA] - → Joint owner

Relationships (2)

Wife → Husband
Legatee → Testator

Addresses (1)

Cowesfield House, Whiteparish, Wiltshire, South-west England, England