Mary Tripsack

1770 - 1857

Claimant or beneficiary


Mary Tripsack, companion of Elizabeth Moulton (grandmother of Elizabeth Barrett Browning), owner of Cinnamon Hill and Cottage estates in St James, Jamaica.

  1. Described as "an elderly lady who had been companion to Elizabeth Moulton [died 1831], Mrs Browning's grandmother". Early letters from Elizabeth Barrett Browning to her sister Arabel are addressed "Care of Miss Tripsack (Miss Barrett), 12 Beaumont Street, Devonshire Place, London". Letter from Elizabeth Barrett Browning on the death of Miss Tripsack, dated 26/03/1857 and reference to a legacy from her, 03/04/1857.

  2. Mary Tripsack was recipient of the world's first commercial Christmas card in 1843.

  3. Mary Trepsack of 20 Great Quebec Street, age 87, buried at Kensal Green All Souls Cemetary, 14/03/1857.


T71/873 St James claim nos. 258 (Cottage) and 656 (Cinnamon Hill).

  1. Letters from Elizabeth Barrett Browning available at pp. 29 and 42. See related entries for Charles John Moulton Barrett and Edward Barrett Moulton Barrett (both q.v.).

  2. See for the sale of the Christmas card.

  3., London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online].

Further Information


Associated Claims (2)

£110 12s 5d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£116 5s 5d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

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
1834 [EA] - → Other

Owned enslaved people settled on Cinnamon Hill.

Addresses (2)

12 Beaumont Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
20 Great Quebec Street, London, Middlesex, London, England