Dame Mary Colebrooke (née Gaynor)

???? - 1818


Tenant-for-life of estates in Antigua known in the Slave Registers as 'Colebrooke's' but previously as 'the Gaynor estates.' Daughter of Peter or Patrick Gaynor of Antigua (d. 1738).

  1. Will of Dame Mary Colebrooke widow of Bath Somerset proved 23/11/1818. Under the will she bequeathed her estates, 'negroes', sugar in transit etc. to whichever of her family was entitled to them under the entail.

  2. Her son Henry Thomas Colebrooke is in the ODNB as 'administrator in India and scholar.'


  1. PROB 11/1610/350.

  2. Richard F. Gombrich, ‘Colebrooke, Henry Thomas (1765–1837)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/5866, accessed 21 March 2015]

Further Information

Maiden Name
Sir George Colebrooke 2nd bart
Sir James Edward Colebrooke

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
- 1818 [EY] → Tenant-for-life

Dame Mary Colebrooke and her husband George are identifiable as the annuitants for £200 p.a. for their joint lives shown on three estates - Creek, Gaynors Windward and Brececknock - on Antigua in 1792.

- 1818 [EY] → Tenant-for-life

Dame Mary Colebrooke is also identifiable with reasonable confidence as one of the annuitants for £200 p.a.on these estates shown in 1792.

Relationships (2)

Mother → Son
Widow → Deceased Husband