Deborah Heath Ruddick then Johnson (née Fleming)

24th Jan 1773 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. Deborah Heath Fleming, born 24/01/1773 and baptised in Westmoreland, Jamaica, in 1774, the daughter of William Fleming and his wife Catherine Eleanor nee Nightingale. His parents had married in Hanover in 1768. His mother was very likely the Catherine Eleanor Nightingale, daughter of Henry Nightingale and his wife Deborah nee Heath who was baptised in Hanover 28/07/1749.

  2. Deborah married Henry Ruddick in St James, Jamaica, 21/09/1792. They had five sons baptised in Westmoreland: Haughton (1794), Henry (1795), another Henry (1798), George (1800) and Joseph (1800). After Henry’s death, Deborah Heath Fleming Ruddick married William Ricketts Johnson in London, England, on 24/01/1818.

  3. Jacob’s Hope was also owned by Deborah's father William Fleming, from at least 1810 to 1827. Joseph’s mother, Deborah is listed with her father, William, at Jacob’s Hope starting in the 1818 Almanac (filing for 1817). Her son Joseph appears as owner at Jacob’s Hope in the 1824 (filing for 1823) Jamaica Almanac. Joseph is also listed in the Almanacs as owner of a property named Farm from 1826 to 1833.


    1., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].
  1., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online];, London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1931 [database online].

  2. Jamaica Almanacs (1811, 1818, 1824, , 1826, 1828, 1833 via

We are grateful to Vilma Ruddock for compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
[1] Henry Ruddick [2] Willilam Ricketts Johnson
With [1] Joseph Pen

Associated Claims (1)

£281 1s 1d

Associated Estates (3)

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 [SY] - → Joint owner

Listed as joint owner with her father William Fleming

1810 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Owner
1820 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (3)

Daughter → Father
Wife → Second Husband
Mother → Son