Ruth Anderson

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Owner of New Hall estate in Manchester, Jamaica, from at least 1817 to 1828. Deceased by 1831.

  1. Mother of Mary Wint, James Wint, Elizabeth Wint, Margaret Duncan, Ruth Duncan and Isabella Duncan. Her children were her residuary legatees. The only grandchildren named in her will were Ruth and Ann Angell (daughters of Mary Wint). Executors were Mary Wint, John Racker Webb and George Harriott. The total value of her personal estate was £7964 0s 10d of which the value of apprentices and their future labour constituted £7576.

  2. Mary, daughter of Samuel Wint by Ruth Anderson, born 27/07/1766 and baptised 29/12/1768 in Clarendon, Jamaica. James Anderson Wint, Ann Anderson Wint and Elizabeth Anderson Wint, baptised in Vere, 16/11/1776. Margaret (born 10/06/1783), Ruth (born 07/08/1786) and Isabella (born 10/06/1790), reputed children of Mr Alexander Duncan by Ruth Anderson, baptised in St Elizabeth, 18/10/1793. Mary Wint is elsewhere described as "free quadroon".


  1. Transcription of the will of Mrs Ruth Anderson provided by Donna Kenny from a copy obtained from the Island Record Office, Jamaica.

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

We are grateful to Donna Kenny for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information


Will of Mrs Ruth Anderson of Manchester 28th August 1820 Entd 7 Nov 1834

Jamaica ss In the name of God amen I Ruth Anderson of the Parish of Manchester in the county of Middlesex and Island aforesaid being at present of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding do make this my will in manner and form following I will and direct that all my just debts and funeral Expences be fully paid and satisfied I Give devise and Bequeath to my dear Grand children named Ann Angell and Ruth Angell at present in Great Britain the Sum of fifty pounds Sterling each free from all Expence and to be paid to them or their respective assigns as soon after my decease as convenient to my Estate all the rest residue and Remainder of my Estate real and personal and wheresoever situated I give devise and Bequeath to my dear children named Mary Wint[,] James Wint, Elizabeth Wint, Margaret Duncan, Ruth Duncan and Isabella Duncan to hold to them their Heirs and assigns for Ever share and Share alike as tenants in common and not as joint Tenants and in the Event of Either or any of my said children dying Intestate and without issue then it is my will and desire that the property hereby bequeathed to him her or them so dying shall be divided between the Survivors of my said children Their heirs and assigns for Ever share and share alike and lastly I do nominate and appoint my herein before named Daughter Mary Wint Executrix and my Friends John Racker Webb and George Harriott Esquires Executors of this my Will hereby revoking all former and other wills at anytime heretofore by me made and declaring this only written on two Sides of one Sheet Paper to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the Twenty Eighth day of August in the Year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and twenty ___________ Ruth Anderson.



Household furniture, bedding and clock £67 17s 6d

Plate £18

Coffee Fanner [?] and utensils £28

Horn[ed] stock £62

30 sheep and lambs £125

18 cwt coffee £54

Supposed value of 93 apprentices at £50 each £4650

Unexpired term of 76 appentices at £7 per annum £2926

Total £7,964 0s 10d.


Associated Estates (2)

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 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Owner
1831 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (9)

Testator → Executor
Mother → Natural Daughter
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