Frances Powell Rainford (née Powell)

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Claimant or beneficiary


Wife of Robert Rainford, a free person of colour. Inherited Cassava River from Thomas William Powell (d. before 1792), also a free person of colour - presumably the daughter Frances Powell for whom the estate was held in trust in the 1790s by her mother Frances Brewer. Frances Powell had at least six children with Robert Rainford baptised in Jamaica between 1799 and 1817. Robert died c. 1824.

Sources, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

Further Information

Maiden Name

Associated Claims (1)

£964 6s 5d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

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
1826 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (5)

Daughter → Mother
Notes →
Inferred relationship. Frances Brewer was earlier guardian to her daughter Frances Powell....
Daughter-in-law → Mother-in-law
Natural Daughter → Father
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Wife → Husband
Legatee → Testator
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Robert Rainford left £300 currency to Frances Powell Rainford, the wife of his natural son Robert Rainford, in his will made in...