Anna Rebecca Anderson (née Ruthven)

1809 - 19th Feb 1888


Baptised in Trelawny, Jamaica, daughter of Dugald Malcolm Ruthven and his wife Mary nee Virgo. Her father died c. 1813 and the family moved to England. When writing her will in 1824, her mother described herself as late of Great Coram Street in Middlesex, now of Brighthelmston in Sussex. Inherited a quarter share in a group of enslaved people in Trelawny from her mother as residuary legatee.

Married Samuel Anderson at some point before 1829. They had two children baptised in St James, Jamaica: Samuel Ruthven (1829), Anna Virgo (1833) and another daughter, Mary Sydney Ruthven born c. 1836 in Jamaica. Samuel died in 1864 in Brighton, Sussex. Anna Rebecca was living at 33 Montpelier Road, Brighton, in the censuses of 1871 and 1881 and died at the same address, 19/02/1888. Her will was proved by her daughters Anna and Mary, effects £693 13s 9d.

Sources batch nos. I03814-2 and I04099-9. PROB 11/1756/112.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Samuel Anderson
Samuel Ruthven, Anna Virgo, Mary Sydney Ruthven
Wealth at death
£693 3S 11D

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
1825 [SY] - 1830 [EY] → Trust beneficiary
1830 [SY] - 1832 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (6)

Wife → Husband
Daughter → Mother
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother
Daughter → Father

Addresses (1)

33 Montpelier Road, Brighton, Sussex, South-east England, England