Mary Skeete (née Bishop)

1780 - 1862

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for the Mangrove and Rock Hall estates in Barbados as executrix (and widow) of John Brathwaite Skeete (who died in 1833).

  1. John Brathwaite Skeete married Mary Bishop in Barbados in 1799. Note that one of their children, Henry Bishop Skeete, was baptised in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1815 (father "of Barbados"). Note also that her mother-in-law's maiden surname was Bishop but their connection has not been determined by LBS.

  2. Letter from J.B. Skeete President of the Council May 16 1833 to E. G. Stanley, 'requesting (by implication, the honour of a knighthood.' Governor (Sir L. Smith) to be consulted.

  3. Mary Skeete aged 60 and 81 was shown in 1841 and 1861 respectively at Walcot, Bath (aged 60 with John, Matthew and Charles aged 35, 30 and 15 and Margaret aged 20) and Warminster, Wiltshire (the latter as head, fundholder and annuitant, born West Indies Barbados, with daughter Margaret aged 43 landed proprietor, born Durham). She left £300.
    There is some doubt as to whether Mary Skeete of Walcot in 1841 and of Warminster in 1861 are the same: the age of Margaret, if born in 1821, would be 40 in 1851 rather than 43. It seems certain that Mary Skeete of Walcot in 1861 is the same as the awardee.


  1., Barbados Church Records, 1637-1887 [database online]; GROS OPR Births 685/1 420 119 Edinburgh.

  2. CO 28/111

  3. 1841 and 1851 censuses online; National Probate Calendar 1862.

Further Information

Maiden Name
John Braithwaite Skeete
John, Matthew, Charles, Margaret, Mary Bishop
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (2)

£3,588 14s 0d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£3,483 17s 0d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)

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
- 1834 [LA] → Executrix
- 1834 [LA] → Executrix

Relationships (7)

Mother-in-law → Son-in-law
Wife → Husband
Daughter-in-law → Mother-in-law
Daughter-in-law → Father-in-law
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law

Addresses (1)

Boreham Road, Warminster, Wiltshire, South-west England, England