Barbara Yonge

1760 - 1837

Claimant or beneficiary


Barbara Yonge (1760-1837), inherited a share in Stapleton's plantation, St Kitts, from her mother Penelope Yonge née Stapleton.

  1. Daughter of Penelope Stapleton and Ellis Yonge of Bryn Iorcyn, Flintshire, Wales, and Acton Hall, near Wrexham. Her maternal grandfather was James Russell Stapleton (1699-1743), whose paternal grandfather in turn was Sir William Stapleton, 1st Bart. (d. 1686), Governor General of the Leeward Islands and the founder of the Stapleton family's West Indian fortune. Barbara Yonge died in 1837 and left her share to Charlotte Rowley (1811-1900), granddaughter of her sister Penelope Shipley née Stapleton (1758-1789).

  2. Her co-claimant Sir Stapleton Cotton, Viscount Combermere (q.v.) was her first cousin, both having James Russell Stapleton as their maternal grandfather.


T71/879 St Kitts claim no. 329 (Stapletons).

  1. J.R.V. Johnston, 'The Stapleton sugar plantations in the Leeward Islands', Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, 48 (1) (1965), pp. 175-206.

  2. See separate entry for Sir Stapleton Cotton, Viscount Combermere.

Further Information


Associated Claims (1)

£3,739 7s 6d

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
1785 [SY] - 1837 [EY] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (4)

Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Grand-daughter → Grandfather
First Cousins
Daughter → Mother

Addresses (1)

Bodryddan Hall, Flint, Flintshire, North Wales, Wales