Mary Elizabeth Stewart D'Urban (née Mitchell)

5th Jul 1803 - 2nd Nov 1892

Claimant or beneficiary


Mary Elizabeth Stewart D'Urban (née Mitchell) claimed as owner for the compensation for the Hope Vale estate in Grenada, which was awarded instead to the trustees (Samuel Parr, John Stewart and Sameul Trehawke Kekewich, all q.v.) of her marriage settlement with (Major) William James D'Urban (q.v.).

  1. Mary Elizabeth Stewart Mitchell is recorded as the owner of Hope Vale in the 1829 Slave Registers.

  2. Mary Elizabeth Stewart Mitchell (born 05/07/1803 at Topsham Devon, died 02/11/1892 at Exmouth) married 29/10/1833 Lt-Gen William James D'Urban (1803-1873), the son of Sir Benjamin D'Urban (1777-1849, Governor of Antigua 1819, Lt-Governor of Demerara-Essequibo 1824, the first Governor of British Guiana and Governor of Cape Colony 1834-1838). Mary Elizabeth Stewart Mitchell was the daughter of Samuel Mitchell (1750-1805), the acting governor of Grenada during Fedon's rebellion, and Mary Floud (1773-1861). Her father and son both died at Topsham House Devon 130 years apart.

  3. Will of Mary Elizabeth Stewart D'Urban of Moorlands, Exmouth Devon who died 02/11/1892 proved 23/01/1893 at London by William Stewart Mitchell D'Urban, effects £603 19s 10d.




T71/880 Grenada claim no. 449 (Hope Vale Estate).

  1., Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1812-1834 [database online].

  2.'Urban [accessed 16/08/2011].

  3. National Probate Calendar 1893.

Further Information

Maiden Name
William James D'Urban
Emily Harriet Anna (1834-1869), William Stewart Mitchell (1836-1934)
Wealth at death
£603 19S 10D

Associated Claims (1)

£3,013 12S 7D

Legacies Summary

Imperial (2)

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Her father Samuel Mitchell (1750-1805) was governor of Grenada during Fedon's rebellion in...
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Her father-in-law Sir Benjamin D'Urban (1777-1849) was Governor of Antigua 1819-1824, Governor of Demerara-Essequibo 1824-1831, Governor of British Buiana 1831-1833 and Governor of Cape Colony...

Relationships (2)

Wife → Husband
Daughter → Father

Addresses (1)

Newport House, Topsham, Devon, Devon & Cornwall, England