Sarah Parke then Askew (née Lewis)

1802 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary


Sarah Askew widow, awarded part of the compensation for the enslaved people on Springfield in St Thomas-in-the-Vale Jamaica. Probably but not certainly the widow of Rev. George Watson Askew (q.v.), who died in 1831.

  1. Sarah Askew and John Nicol were the persons involved in Privy Council case number 1792_575 (judged in 1837), which describes her as 'late of the said island of Jamaica but at present residing in England widow.'

  2. The will of her husband George Askew (written in 1830, sworn in Jamaica in 1831 and proved in London in 1832) leaves everything to Sarah and thereafter to her only child by her first husband, William Thurnham Parke (baptised in St Andrew, 1820, son of Thomas and Sarah).

  3. Sarah Askew inherited a share in Springfield estate in St Thomas-in-the-Vale from her father John Lewis. The co-owners were her brother James Lewis and sister Elizabeth Nicol.


T71/855 St Thomas-in-the-Vale no. 225

  1. [accessed 03/04/2013].

  2. PROB 11/1807/185;, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

  3. See separate entry for Springfield [2].

Further Information

Maiden Name
[1] Thomas Parke [2] Rev. George Watson Askew
With [1] William Thurnham (1820-)

Associated Claims (1)

£681 8s 11d
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
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1829 [EA] - → Joint owner

Relationships (6)

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

Addresses (1)