Edward Woollery or Woolery

???? - 1797


Resident slave-owner in Jamaica. Died in Kingston Sept. 1797. He reportedly married Frances Shettlewood Barnett at Isleworth in 1760. Their daughter Frances Barnett Woollery was an actor on the English stage 1784-1788.

  1. Edward Woollery pioneered mill improvements in Jamaica, his model patented locally in 1774 being commended by Bryan Edwards.


Columbian Magazine; marriage on 18/09/1760 sourced by genealogical sites to Gentleman's Magazine no. 30 (1760) p. 490, but not directly verified by LBS; Erroll Hill, The Jamaican Stage, 1655-1900: Profile of a Colonial Theatre pp. 128-13.

  1. Veront Satchell, 'Innovations in Sugar Mill Technology in Jamaica', in Verene Shepherd (ed.) Working Slavery, Pricing Freedom (Kingston, Jamaica: Ian Randle Publishers, 2002), p. 100.

Further Information

Frances Shettlewood Barnett
Frances Barnett

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
1770 [EA] - 1779 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (1)

Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law
Notes →
Edward Woollery was the brother of Mary Noble's first husband William Woollery (d. 1789)....