Charlotte Phillips Wynter

18th Dec 1789 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary


Baptism 25/09/1814 at Kingston, "11/10/1788 Catherine Phillips Wynter, 18/12/1789 Charlotte Phillips Wynter, both daughters of C. Wynter fr. mo. by N. Phillips". Catherine, her sister Charlotte, and a brother Thomas (born 09/03/1786) were the illegitimate children of Nathaniel Phillips, who owned Pleasant Hill, and Charlotte Wynter, "a free mulatto of Pleasant Hill". Nathaniel Phillips arrived in Jamaica in 1759 to join the firm of Mailhet and Phillips and left the island in 1789 (for more information on the family see entry for Catherine Phillips Wynter).

Captain Benjamin Raffles was godfather to Charlotte. Benjamin was the father of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles. While Charlotte's older sister and brother, Elizabeth and Richard were in England, they remained in the care of Benjamin and his wife Ann.

Charlotte registered her own enslaved people in both Kingston and St Andrew in 1820, 1823, 1826, 1829 and 1832. She also registered as agent for Richard Wynter, an absentee, in 1823, 1826 and 1829 and as agent for Charlotte Phillips Wynter in 1826.

A further link with the Phillips family came through Charlotte's sister Catherine acting as an executor for Elizabeth Swarton in 1832, who bequeathed her 2 enslaved people. The maiden name of Nathaniel Phillips' first wife was Swarton.

Sources, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online]., Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1812-1834 [database online].

Morgan, Kenneth (2004) Jamaican material in the Slebech papers : an introduction, {a href=""> [accessed 22/10/2013].

John Sturgus Bastin & Julie Weizenegger, The Family of Sir Stamford Raffles (Singapore, 2016), pp. 162-63.

We are extremely grateful to Julie Weizenegger for sharing her detailed archival research with us, upon which this entry is based.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Charlotte P. Wynter

Associated Claims (2)

£97 14s 3d
£117 5s 1d

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
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (3)

Natural Daughter → Father
Sister → Brother