Ann Bruce

???? - 14th May 1874

Claimant or beneficiary


Ann Bruce was baptised in Westmoreland, Jamaica, in 1796. Ann Bruce She registered enslaved people in Westmoreland: six people in 1817, rising to sixteen in 1832. She was a woman of colour and the extra-marital partner in Jamaica of George Kirlew (q.v.), whom she later married. The couple moved to England after the end of slavery. She was living with him in York in 1841 and 1851. After his death, she remained at The Mount in York where she was recorded in 1861 (widow, aged 64, annuitant, born Jamaica; with John Kirlew, brother-in-law, aged 85; and two servants) and 1871 (widow, aged 75, born Jamaica; with two servants). She died 14 May 1874, leaving around £5000.

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


Jamaica, C of E Parish Record Transcriptions, 1684-1879; Slave Registrations, Westmoreland, 1817 to 1832; England, Census online, 1841 to 1871, York; England and Wales, National Probate Calendar, 1858-1995, Yorkshire, 22 June 1874.

Further Information


Associated Claims (1)

£394 0s 7d

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
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (2)

Extra-marital relationships
Notes →
Legatee → Testator

Addresses (1)

The Mount, York, Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England