Charles Norris Cookson

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Owner of three enslaved people in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1817 registered by Nicholas Lechmere as attorney and two enslaved people in 1817 registered by Thomas L. Yates as attorney.

  1. Charles Norris Cookson and his wife Mary Margaret nee Weir had six children baptised in Port Royal, Jamaica: Elizabeth Sarah (1790), Thomas Robert (1791), Mariana Helena (1792), May Jane (1799), Joseph Yates (1801) and George Yates (1804). His was a widower of the parish of Worley in Essex and a Colonel in the Royal British Artillery when he married Mary Bussell in Walcot, Somerset, in 1810.


T71/77 197; T71/87 5.

  1., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online];, Somerset, England, Marriage Registers, Bonds and Allegations, 1754-1914 [database online].

We are grateful to David Barker for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

[1] Margaret Weir [2] Mary Bussell

PROB 11/1773/274 - precis

Charles Norris Cookson of Kenton House, Devon, Lieut. General in the Royal Artillery.

All my freehold, leasehold and copyhold messuages, tenements, dwellinghouses, plantations, lands, heritaments and premises in England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland or the West Indies to the use and benefit of my dear wife Mary Cookson, her heirs, executors and assigns for ever. Also all my goods, chattels, rights, credits etc to her.

[no date]

Proved at London 21/07/1830.

Army officer

Relationships (3)

Father → Daughter
Father → Son
Father-in-law → Son-in-law

Addresses (1)

Kenton House, Kenton, Devon, Devon & Cornwall, England