Emma Reignolds (née Absolon)

22nd Nov 1811 - 27th Mar 1874

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded with Thomas Scott Reignolds (q.v.), her brother-in-law, a small part of the compensation for the Hyde estate in St Thomas-in-the-Vale Jamaica.

  1. Emma Reignolds was the wife of Robert Gregory Taylor Reignolds, the brother of Thomas Scott Reginolds (and the son of Major Thomas Reignolds who died at Waterloo, and Mary Welch, daughter of Richard Welch of Jamaica).

  2. Emma Absolon, born 22/11/1811 in Lambeth, Surrey, daughter of John Absolon and his wife Elizabeth nee Thew. Living at Bridge Road, Lambeth, for the births of her younger siblings between 1813 and 1821. Married Robert Gregory Taylor Reignolds in St George, Hanover Square, London, 19/06/1835 (both were "of this parish" and the witnesses were John Absolon, presumably her father or possibly her brother, and her sister Elizabeth Amelia Absolon). They had 3 daughters, Catherine Mary (1836-1911), Emma (1841-1908) and Georgina Anne (1843-1892). Living at York Street, Dover, in the census of 1841. Emma and her daughters moved to America in about 1855 and were actresses. Emma was living in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1870; she died there 27/03/1874.


T71/855 St Thomas-in-the-Vale no. 294. Letter dated 13/02/1837 to Mrs Reignolds, 32 Jermin St, St James: award to Mr [Richard Henry] Cox [the Army agent] is being cancelled as he refuses to act, please have him return the certificate.

  1. Pallots Baptism Index for England 1780-1837, baptism of Catherine Mary Reignolds, daughter of Robt Gregory Taylor Reignolds and Emma Reignolds, St Paul Hammersmith 1836.

  2. Email from Candace Washburn 07/03/2018 fully sourced to England census (1841), US censuses (1860, 1870) and Familysearch databases with images (Massachusetts Marriages,1695-1910; Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915; Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910; Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915; Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887). For more information on Catherine Mary (Kate) Reignolds see https://www.encyclopedia.com/women/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/reignolds-catherine-mary-1836-1911 [accessed 08/03/2018].

We are grateful to Candace Washburn for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Robert Gregory Taylor Reignolds
Catherine Mary (1836-1911), Emma (1841-1908), Georgina Anne (1843-1892)

Associated Claims (1)

£2,660 0s 11d

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
1834 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder

Relationships (3)

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

Addresses (4)

Springfield, Massachusetts, USA - United States of America
32 Jermyn Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
Bridge Road, Lambeth, Surrey, London, England
York Street, Dover, Kent, South-east England, England