Elizabeth Lydia Reid

1759 - 1842

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Widow of George Reid 'senior' (1748-1823) and mother of Ann Capper (q.v.), awarded the compensation for Nonpareil in Westmorleand; the estate was shown in 1824 under George Reid, then in 1826 under Elizabeth Lydia Reid.

  1. Death of Elizabeth Lydia Reid registered at Samford Suffolk Q4 1842.

St Mary's Church Wherstead contains table top tomb of (1) George Reid of Island of Jamaica died Jan 28 1823 aged 75 years; Elizabeth Lydia, relict of the above, d. Nov. 11th 1842 aged 83; and Mary Reid, daughter of George Reid d. 24th February 1850 aged 53, and (2) Rev George Capper, for 32 years Vicar of this parish d. 4th June 1847 in 80th year and Ann, widow of Rev G. Capper, d. 24th August 1855 in 76th year of her age.

Sources

T71/871 Westmoreland claim no. 192.

Jamaica Almanacs 1824, 1826. 'Elizabeth Lydia Reids' 1749 acre Nonpareil and Mt Pleasant estates remained in receivership throughout the period', Kathleen Mary Butler, The Economics of Emancipation: Jamaica and Barbados 1823-1843 (Chapel Hill and London, University of North Carolina Press, 1995) p. 96 (the source for this is not clear in Butler). T71/1209 Westmoreland No. 192 includes a summary of an indenture dated 1791 whereby George Reid of Milford, Hampshire and Elizabeth Lydia his wife conveyed Non Pareil to John Janett [presumably = John Jarrett] and Thomas James under trust.

A 'Mrs Reid' also claimed under Trelawny No. 531 for enslaved people hired out to Bunkers Hill that belonged to Mary Reid, 'Aunt to my husband'. It is not clear whther this was the widow of George Reid sen. (i.e. Elizabeth Lydia Reid) or of George Reid junior. T71/1608 letter from Mrs Reid (widow of the late Geo Reid) of St Margaret Terrace Rochester Kent 29/01/[1835] asking what steps she should take to claim compensation for slaves left to her by Mrs Mary Reid (Aunt, to her Husband) who received £130 a year from him, for the hire of the above slaves which same, Mrs Reid, as his representative, received from Bunker Hill estate: 'If Mrs Reid is not acting according to the forms, in applying herself, she begs to be informed , who she is to employ.'

  1. FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]; www.merrill.org/wherstead/church/St_Marys_Church_MI.pdf [accessed 01/05/2011].

Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
George Reid sen.
Children
Mary, Ann

Associated Claims (1)

£2,259 0S 1D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Relationships (3)

Wife → Husband
Mother → Daughter
Mother-in-law → Son-in-law

Addresses (1)

East Anglia, England