Mary Lawrence Stevenson

???? - 1850

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Awarded the compensation for the enslaved people on Fairfield estate in St James Jamaica and for a group of eight more enslaved people in Hanover Jamaica.

  1. Mary Lawrence James, daughter of Colonel John Robert James of Endeavour Jamaica by Mary Lawrence daughter of James Lawrence of Fairfield. Married William James Stevenson (Receiver-General of Jamaica, 1764-1830) in Jamaica 22/3/1796. Died Clifton, buried Cheltenham.

  2. Will of Mary Lawrence Stevenson of Cheltenham Gloucester proved 15/4/1850. Will of William James Stevenson of Kingston Jamaica proved 8/7/1831.  

  3. The William Stevenson of Bristol writing to the Commissioners of Slave Compensation on behalf of Mary Lawrence Stevenson, is almost certainly her son, later Sir William Stevenson (1804-1863), Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Mauritius 1857-1863. Sir William Stevenson's son Francis Seymour Stevenson was elected MP for Eye in 1885.

Sources

T71/873 St James no. 53; Hanover no. 602.

  1. Visitation of England and Wales Vol. 12, Stevenson of Playford Mount Co. Suffolk.

  2. PROB 11/2112; PROB 11/1788.

  3. Visitation of England and Wales Vol. 12, Stevenson of Playford Mount Co. Suffolk.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
William James Stevenson
Children
Sir William Stevenson; Thomas

Associated Claims (2)

£115 5S 2D
Awardee
£1,067 2S 3D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)