Mary Elbridge or Eldridge

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Widow of Robert Eldridge or Elbridge (deceased by 1727). Inherited a half share in Spring estate in St Andrew from her husband as tenant-for-life. Mary was managing the estate in the early 1740s and deceased by 1745.

Mary Elbridge was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 120 acres of land in St David and 100 acres of land in St Thomas-in-the-East, total 220 acres.

Mary Elbridge of Kingston, widow. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1745. Slave-ownership at probate: 102 of whom 46 were listed as male and 56 as female. 36 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £3108.93 Jamaican currency of which £2875 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £28.83 currency cash, £500 currency debts and £40 currency plate.


'Eldridge Family' papers at Bristol Record Office, including correspondence on the management of Spring estate, see [accessed 19/02/2018].

'A List of landholders in the Island of Jamaica together with the number of acres each person possessed taken from the quit rent books in the year 1754', TNA CO 142/31 transcribed at

Trevor Burnard, Database of Jamaican inventories, 1674-1784.

Further Information

Robert Eldridge

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
1740 [EA] - 1743 [LA] → Attorney
1727 [EA] - 1745 [LA] → Tenant-for-life

Tenant-for-life of one moity.

Relationships (3)

Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Wife → Husband

Inventories (1)