Mrs Ann Cowell (née Arcedeckne?)

???? - 1823


Shown as owner of Swamps estate in St Davids Jamaica 1783-1790, which she had brought to her marriage with Benjamin Cowell (shown as the owner 1769-1782): in his will, he will left her for life 'several negros' in Jamaica. She was the daughter of Elizabeth Kersey (q.v.) and is shown in several sources as daughter of Andrew Arcedeckne of Jamaica and sister of Chaloner Arcedeckne (both of whom q.v.). In the record of her marriage at St Mary Wimbledon 21/07/1760 she was given as Ann Arcedeckne and Chaloner Arcedeckne was a witness.

  1. Will of Ann Cowell widow of Wigmore Street proved 19/09/1823. She opened the will by saying that she was entitled to £2200 issuing from or charged on the Swamps estate in Jamaica which had belonged to her father 'and afterwards to me'. She left the £2200 in trust to her grandchildren John Stepney Cowell and William Stepney Cowell for the benefit of the former and then his son, and a further £1680 in trust to them for William Stepney Cowell and his son.

Sources, Surrey, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1937 for Benjamin Cowell Wimbledon, St Mary 1755-1777 [database online].

  1. PROB 11/1675/297

Further Information

Maiden Name
Benjamin Cowell
Andrew; Benjamin

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
1783 [EA] - 1790 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (5)

Daughter → Father
Notes →
Possibly step-father and...
Sister → Brother
Wife → Husband
Aunt → Nephew
Daughter → Mother

Addresses (1)

Wigmore Street, London, Middlesex, London, England