Ann Ivy Seddon

1804 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. Ann Ivy Seddon (b. 1804) was the eldest of two “mulatto” daughters and two sons of George Seddon (1786-1810), with Sarah Ivy Board. In 1817, Sarah owned 9 male and 22 female slaves in Kingston, Jamaica. By 1832, these slaves now numbered 47 and were inherited jointly by Ann and her three siblings “by devise under the will of Sarah Ivy Board”.

  2. Her father, George Sedden, was born c. 1760. He was a white man, possibly a coffee trader, who became Ensign (1787), then Major (1799), then Lieutenant Colonel (1801) in the First Battalion of the Kingston Regiment. After withdrawing from these duties around 1808 he became a Common Councillor and was made Sexton to Kingston Parish Church for which he received annually $70 (probably meaning £70). This George Seddon produced at least 15 children by at least 3 different partners, of whom Sarah Ivy Board was the third. His previous partner was Frances Barnett (c. 1761-1798), variously described as a "free mulatto" and "free quadroon", by whom he produced three girls and three boys, including another George Seddon (1786-1826).


  1. Jamaica Church of England Transcripts. Kingston. Baptisms 1793-1825, Vol. 2, fol. 159; rechristened for some reason on 31 Dec 1806, idem. fol. 177; Returns of Slaves. Kingston, Jamaica 1817, image 477; Slave Registers, Kingston Jamaica 1832.

  2. Jamaica Church of England Transcripts online; INVENTORY OF RICHARD GILBOURNE, COFFEE PLANTER, JAMAICA, 1795, Jamaica Archives, Spanishtown, Probate Inventories#1B/11/3, vol. 83, p. 152, where he is recorded as having owed over £292 to Richard Gilbourne, coffee planter of St Catherine, information through [accessed 23/01/2017].

We are grateful to Dr Michael Rhodes for compiling this entry.

Associated Claims (1)

£165 19s 1d

Relationships (5)

Natural Daughter → Mother
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother