Isabella Samuels (née Walker)

1774 - 9th Feb 1853

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Wife of Paul Stevens Samuells (q.v.) and mortgagee with her husband of her sister-in-law Eliza W. Hay (q.v.).

  1. Born 07/09/1771, the daughter of Rev. William Walker, minister of Collesse, Fife, Scotland and his wife Margaret née Manderston. Paul Stevens Samuel[l]s M.D. married Isabella, daughter of Rev. William Walker, minister of Collesse, Fife, Scotland, 29/10/1799. They had 2 children baptised in Jamaica: Edward (29/05/1801) and William Finucare (26/08/1802).

  2. Living at Forres Street, Edinburgh, in the census of 1841 with her husband, age 65, born in Scotland, with his wife Isabella age 65, Miss Magdalene Walker age 30, Miss Barbara Walker age 35 and 1 female servant.

  3. Isabella Walker, widow of Dr Paul Stevens Samuel[l]s, died at 15 Rutland Street, Edinburgh, 09/02/1853. Isabella Walker, age 81 was buried in Dean Cemetary in Edinburgh in 1853.

Sources

T71/871 Westmoreland claim no. 179 (Negrill Spotts). T71/1608 letter from Eliza W. Hay dated 27/12/1833 20 Back Wynd, Aberdeen [Scotland]: has claim 'for the small patrimony left me by my father for which his estate, now my brother's, is burdened..' Letter from Oliverson dated 27/03/1835: Mrs E.W. Hay of Elgin, Scotland, has a mortgage on estate, mortgagors are Mr Paul Steven Samuells and Isabella his wife, Samuells is the brother of Mrs Hay.

  1. http://histfam.familysearch.org/getperson.php?personID=I60665&tree=Fasti [accessed 31/07/2012]. http://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/bernard-burke/a-genealogical-and-heraldic-history-of-the-landed-gentry-of-great-britain--irel-kru/page-325-a-genealogical-and-heraldic-history-of-the-landed-gentry-of-great-britain--irel-kru.shtml [accessed 31/07/2012]. www.familysearch.org batch no. I03814-0.

  2. 1841 census online.

  3. David Dobson, Scots in the West Indies 1707-1857 (2 vols., Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1998/2006) pp. 113-114. Photograph of the gravestone available at http://www.gravestonephotos.com/public/gravedetails.php?available=yes&fullname=Robert%20Samuells&grave=73784n [accessed 31/07/2012].


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Maiden Name
Walker
Spouse
Paul Stevens Samuels
Children
Edward (1801-), William Finucare (1802-)

Associated Claims (1)

£1,562 7S 7D
Beneficiary

Relationships (2)

Sister-in-laws
Wife → Husband

Addresses (1)

Forres Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland