Martha Delaroche (née Shapland)

???? - 1851

Claimant or beneficiary


Slave-owner in Jamaica, co-owner of the enslaved people on Longwood in St Elizabeth with Henry Coote (q.v.), probably her son-in-law.

  1. In 1851 Martha Delaroche, born Marshfield Gloucestershire aged 84 widow, fundholders was a lodger at 32 Catherine Place, St Andrew, Bristol with Mary A. Coote aged 56 widow annuitant born Jamaica.

  2. The will of Martha Delaroche widow of Bristol was proved 10/07/1851. Under it she left her railway shares between her son Joseph Delaroche of Clarendon Jamaica and her daughter Mary Ann Coote widow, who was also her residuary legatee. In 1851 Martha Delaroche aged 84 and Mary A. Coote aged 56 (the latter born Carrisbrook [sic] Jamaica) were lodging at Catherine Place, St Andrew Bristol.


'Descendants of Thomas Delaroche' via JamaicaFamilySearch, [accessed 31/10/2018].

  1. 1851 census online.

  2. PROB 11/2135/388.

Further Information

Maiden Name
John Delaroche II

Associated Claims (1)

£487 8s 9d

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
1820 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (2)

Mother-in-law → Son-in-law
Notes →
Inferred relationship....
Widow → Deceased Husband

Addresses (1)

32 Catherine Place, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England