Georgiana Woolfrys

26th Jan 1801 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary


Member of a slave-owning family of colour in St Andrew, Jamaica.

Susan Riches, born 05/09/1780, George Riches, born 16/04/1785 and Mary Ann Riches, born 14/01/1794, the offspring of Ann Wallen "a free woman of color" by George Riches, were baptised in St Andrew, Jamaica, 03/05/1814.

George Riches registered enslaved people in St Andrew, Jamaica, as guardian of his children Susan, George and Mary Ann in 1817. In 1820 the same enslaved people were registered by George [the younger, signed as "free person of colour"] in the ownership of George Riches, Susan Riches, Mary Ann Riches, Ann Riches Woolfreys, Georgiana Woolfreys and Charlotte Riches.

Ann Riches Woolfreys (born 26/08/1797) and Georgiana Woolfreys (born 26/01/1801) were the daughters of Susan Riches, "a quadroon woman", by John Woolfreys, so the grandchildren of the original George Riches. Charlotte Riches is probably the Charlotte, daughter of George Riches and Ann Riches Woolfrys, both "free quadroons", born 06/06/1813 and baptised 28/11/1818 in St Andrew, Jamaica. In this case, George Riches the younger had a daughter with Ann Riches Woolfreys, his niece.

Sources, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

Associated Claims (2)

£58 6s 3d
£154 9s 1d

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
1820 [EA] - → Joint owner

Relationships (7)

Grand-daughter → Grandfather
Niece → Uncle
Natural Daughter → Mother
Niece → Aunt
Aunt → Niece