Mary Hawthorn Urquhart (née Minot)

18th Oct 1810 - 11th Apr 1890

Claimant or beneficiary


Mary Hawthorn Urquhart née Minot (1810-1890), eldest daughter of John Sutton Minot and Eliza Hawthorn, co-owner of Paisley Garden estate in Jamaica with her sister Jane Susan Minot (q.v.).

  1. "Minot Mary Hawthorn Daughter of John Sutton Minot & Eliza his Wife Born 16th December 1810 Baptised 22nd October" in Portland, Jamaica. Her parents were still in Jamaica for the birth of her younger sister Jane Susan Minot in 1814. Her father registered 74 enslaved persons on Paisley Garden estate as receiver and 28 as guardian and trustee of his daughters in the Slave Registers of 1823. The IGI lists John Sutton Minot as born in Portland, Jamaica, in 1784 and 1788, and marrying Eliza in Portland in 1809 and 1813.

  2. By 1841, Mary H and Jane S Minot were living with Jane Hawthorn, age 91, John Mitchell, age 39, Sarah Moss, age 35 and Mary Ann Collins, age 30, all of independent means, and one female servant at 11 North Cresent, Finsbury, Middlesex. In 1851 she was still living at 11 North Cresent, age 40, occupation "None", born in the Island of Jamaica, with her sister Jane Susan listed as a visitor and three female servants.

  3. On 19/12/1851, Mary married Rev. Andrew Urqhuart (1805-1890), a widower with 7 young children and a minister in the Free Church of Scotland. (Rev. Andrew Urqhuart's first wife was Martha Hawthorn, daughter of John Hawthorn of Jamaica - her exact relation to Mary Hawthorn Minot is unknown.) The marriage was performed by the Rev. Robert Hawthorn (q.v.), minister of Stapleton. They had one son, William Johnstone Hawthorn Urquhart, born in 1854.

  4. Mary and Andrew Urquhart are recorded at Dinvin Street, Portpatrick, where Andrew was minister, in the censuses of 1861, 1871 and 1881. Mary Hawthorn Urquhart died 11/04/1890 at Portpatick. Her death certificate gives her father as John Sutton Minot, Planer (Jamaica) and her mother as Eliza Minot M[aiden] S[urname] Hawthorn.

  5. Andrew Urquhart left an estate of about £2400 in his will; Mary Urquhart left about £7700. Her son preceased her in 1889 and she divided her estate between her step children and sister.


T71/868 Portland claim no. 227 (Passley Garden).

  1. Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880, Portland, Baptisms, marriages, burials 1804-1825, Vol. 1 image 15 of 154 available at [accessed 27/02/2012];, Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1812-1834 [database online]; [accessed 27/02/2012].

  2. 1841 census online; 1851 census online.

  3. Fasti Ecclesiæ Scoticanæ: the Succession of Ministers in the Church of Scotland from the Reformation (9 volumes. Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1915-), vol. 2 p. 351, available at [accessed 27/02/2012]; transcript of the marriage record at [accessed 27/02/2012].

  4. 1861, 1871 and 1881 censuses online; General Register Office for Scotland, Deaths 1890 896 15.

  5. Will of Mary Hawthorn Urquhart, Wigtown Sherrif Court, proved 22/08/1890, SC19/41/19.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Name in compensation records
Mary Hawthorn Minot
Rev. Andrew Urquhart
William Johnstone Hawthorn (1854-1889)

Will proved at Wigtown Sheriff Court, SC19/41/19.

Wealth at death
Free Church of Scotland

Associated Claims (1)

£2,340 19s 2d

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
1831 [EA] - 1835 [LA] → Joint owner
1820 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Trust beneficiary

Relationships (2)

Daughter → Father

Addresses (2)

Dinvin Street, Portpatrick, Wigtownshire, Southern Scotland, Scotland
North Crescent, Finsbury, London, Middlesex, London, England