Mary Jane Coghlan (née Marshall)

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Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for six enslaved people in Kingston and eight in St Andrew Jamaica as owner-in-fee.

  1. Tentatively identified as Mary Jane Marshall, who on 23/06/1832 at St Mary Islington married Sir William Marcus Coghlan, later Political Resident of Aden. Miss Mary Jane Marshall was shown as the owner of enslaved people in Kingston in the 1823, 1826 and 1829 Slave Registers: however, she is also shown as owning enslaved people in St Mary rather than St Andrew. Subsequent England censuses show her as born c. 1808; a Mary Jane Marshall daughter of John and Isabella Marshall was baptised 25/06/1807 at St Pancras Old Church.


T71/861 Kingston claim no. 919; T71/865 St Andrew claim no. 90; The wills of two men both named as John Marshall Gentleman of Kingston Jamaica proved 08/11/1810 and 15/01/1822 appear to be unconnected with Mary Jane Coghlan nee Marshall, PROB 11/1516/233 and PROB 11/1652/222.

  1., London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online];, Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1812-1834 [database on-line], Kingston and St Mary 1823, 1826 and 1829; 1871, 1881 and 1891 censuses online;, London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online].

Further Information

Maiden Name

Associated Claims (2)

£112 16s 5d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£209 11s 9d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

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
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Trust beneficiary