Isabella Farquharson

1791 - 1882

Claimant or beneficiary


Daughter of Charles Farquharson MD and sister of Matthew and William Farquharson and of Frances Stone (each of whom q.v.). Born Jamaica but in Britain by at least 1871.

  1. 1881 census shows Isabella Farquharson age 90 b. Jamaica 'aunt of family' living at 21 Eardley Crescent with a family called Stone, headed by a widow whose forename is illegible aged 64 also born in Jamaica and a William Farquharson aged 24 born in British Honduras. In 1871 Isabella Farquharson was a lodger aged 80 born in Jamaica with Petherick family in Islington, including a Frances Stone aged 18 also a lodger. Both the 1871 and 1881 censuses show her as unmarried.

  2. In 1817, she registered one enslaved person [Helen] in her own name, it appears in person [St Elizabeth 1817 p. 420], immediately after an entry witnessed for John Fry by Charles Farquharson. Registration of the death of Isabella Farquharson aged 91 Kensington Q1 1882. Will of Isabella Farquharson of 202 Fulham Road proved 15/03/1882 by her nephew John Henry Sumner Stone, person estate £45.


  1. 1871 and 1881 censuses online.

  2., Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1812-1834 [database online]., FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]; National Probate Calendar 1882. The Francis Farquharson, son of Charles ['R.N.'] and Isabella Farquharson baptised St Marylebone 12 August 1824, b. 30 June 1824 (London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database online]) appears to be unconnected.

We are grateful for the help of Neil Barrow with this entry.

Further Information


Associated Claims (2)

£3,294 14s 9d
£44 18s 4d

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
1797 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Legatee

Relationships (5)

Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother
Daughter → Father

Addresses (2)

21 Eardley Crescent, Kensington, London, Middlesex, London, England
68 Church Road, Islington, London, Middlesex, London, England