Ann Trotman (née Hamilton)

1776 - 24th Jan 1874

Claimant or beneficiary


Ann Trotman née Hamilton (c. 1774-1874), inherited compensation for Bulkeley's and Carmichael plantations in Barbados as heir of her late husband Thomas Clarke Trotman (q.v.). Mother of Ann Trotman junior and her co-claimants Joseph Trotman and Simon Lee Trotman (all q.v.).

  1. Married Thomas Clarke Trotman in St Michael, Barbados, 16/10/1794.

  2. Eight children were born to this couple between 1790 and 1814: (i) Henry born c. 1790, matriculated Queen's College, Oxford, 16/12/1812 age 22. (ii) Mary Hamilton, married William Drake Sealy (q.v.) (iii) Ann (c. 1798-1887). (iv) Simon Lee (c.1802-1862). (v) Joseph (1804-1868). (vi) Thomas Trotman. (vii) William Clarke Trotman (1811-1893). (viii) Philip Phipps, born 17/09/1814 and baptised 26/10/1814 in Clifton, Gloucestshire.

  3. Moved with her husband to York Place, Clifton, Gloucestershire, between the birth of her sixth son in 1811 and the birth of her seventh son in 1814. Thomas Clarke Trotman died in 1826. In the census of 1851 she was at 7 York Place, widow, age 75, "Annuitant", born Barbados, with her daughter Ann Trotman (q.v.), nephew John Trotman age 17 and 2 female servants. In the census of 1861 at 6 York Place, age 85, "Railway Annuitant", born Demerera, with her daughter Ann Trotman and 2 female servants.

  4. Memorial inscription at Clifton Church, Bristol, west wall of the nave: “Sacred to the memory of Thomas Clark Trotman Esqr of the Island of Barbadoes who departed this life May the 7th 1826, aged 58 years. (Erected by his Widow.) Also of Ann Trotman widow of the above who departed this life Jany 24th 1874 aged 98 years. Also of Ann Trotman, their daughter, who died August 28th 1887, aged 89.

  5. Will of Ann Trotman, effects under £9000, proved 18/04/1874, executor William Clarke Trotman of Everglyn Canynges-road, Clifton (son).


T71/898 Barbados claim nos. 3674 (Carmichaels), 3676 (Bulkeleys) and 3677.

For a genealogy of the Trotman family in Barbados see James C. Brandow, Genealogies of Barbados families: from Caribbeana and the Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society (Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1983) pp. 551-557.

  1., English Settlers in Barbados, 1637-1800 [database online].

  2., Oxford University Alumni, 1500-1886 [database online]. See separate entries for Ann Trotman junior, Simon Lee Trotman and Joseph Trotman. Birth and chirstening of Philip Phipps Trotman,, England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906 [database online]. Brandow, op.cit., pp. 556-557.

  3. 1851 census online; 1861 census online.

  4. Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919), Vol. 2 p. 372.

  5. National Probate Calendar 1874.

We are grateful to Ruth Hecht for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Thomas Clarke Trotman
Henry (1790-), Mary Hamilton (1801-1881), Ann (1798-1887), Simon Lee (1802-1862), Joseph (1804-1868), Thomas, William Clarke (1811-1893), Philip Phipps (1814-)

Proved at Bristol 18/04/1874 by executor William Clarke Trotman (son).

Wealth at death
£9,000 [Under £9000]

Associated Claims (3)

£3,926 11s 11d
£5,080 2s 2d
£95 3s 1d

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
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Executrix
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Executrix

Relationships (5)

Wife → Husband
Mother → Daughter
Mother → Son
Mother → Son
Mother-in-law → Son-in-law

Addresses (3)

6 York Place, Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
7 York Place, Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
York Place, Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England