Bridget Maria Robertson (née Purcell)

???? - 1816


Daughter and co-heir of Joseph Purcell (q.v.). Her son James Robertson Burton is in the ODNB as 'historian.' The entry give his mother as Maria, and describes his father Thomas Robertson as 'a landed proprietor' in Grenada. Bridget Maria Robertson brought her family to England c.1809.

  1. Will of Bridget Maria Robertson [late of the island of Grenada] but now of Crawford Street Portman Square widow proved 08/07/1816. In the will she instructed her executors to convey her faithful and deserving servant Jean ('a negro') 'free of all expenses to her' to her daughter Celia in Grenada: 'it is my wish that she should be free of all slavery and servitude but continue in our family as servant to my daughter.'


Thompson Cooper, ‘Robertson, James Burton (1800–1877)’, rev. Myfanwy Lloyd, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [, accessed 16 Sept 2016]

  1. PROB 11/1582/137

Further Information

Maiden Name
(1) Thomas Lyndsey (2) Thomas Robertson
With (1) Celia Catherine; with (2) James Burton; John Thomas;

Relationships (5)

Daughter → Father
First Cousins
Aunt → Niece
Notes →
Catherine Wratislaw and Louisa Barry were identified in the will of Bridget Maria Robertson as her nieces...
Aunt → Niece
Notes →
Louisa Barry and Catherine Wratislaw were identified in the will of Bridget Maria Robertson as her nieces....
Mother-in-law → Son-in-law
Notes →
Richard Purcell was described as her son-in-law by Bridget Maria Robertson, whose daughter Celia Catherine Lindsey Purcell had married....

Addresses (1)

Crawford Street, Portman Square, London, Middlesex, London, England