Jane Woodruff Harris (née Jackson)

30th Nov 1805 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary


Jane Woodruff Jackson was born 30/11/1805 and baptised in Kingston, Jamaica, 07/01/1806, the daughter of Samuel Jackson and his wife Elizabeth Sarah. She inherited 5 enslaved people at some point between 1817 and 1820 under the will of Mary B. Jackson. Her mother Elizabeth Sarah Jackson registered these enslaved people in 1820 as guardian to Jane, describing her daughter as an "absentee owner". At some point between 1829 and 1832, Jane Woodruff Jackson married George Harris. He registered 5 enslaved people in right of his wife in 1832, having removed them from Clarendon to St Thomas-in-the-East. Mary Anne Harris, born 30/07/1833, was baptised in St Thomas-in-the-East 22/03/1845, daughter of George Harris and Jane W. Harris his wife; George's abode was given as Morant Bay and his occupation as Clerk of the Peace.


T71/58 p. 205; T71/150 p. 229. Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

We are grateful to Jim Brennan for his assistance in compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
George Harris
Mary Anne (1833-)

Associated Claims (1)

£172 12s 5d

Relationships (2)

Wife → Husband
Daughter → Mother