Eleanor Frances Tierney

22nd May 1782 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

  1. Very likely the Frances Eleanor Terney "Mustee daugr of Fanny Brice" who was born 22/05/1782 and baptised 10/09/1782 in St Catherine, Jamaica.

  2. Illegitimate daughter of James Tierney. James Tierney was a barrister who died in Kingston, Jamaica, 1784, brother of George Tierney MP and brother-in-law of Abram Robarts MP. In his will, proved in 1784, James Tierney states: "I give unto the said William Ramsay and my said brother George Tierney and the survivor of them and the heirs, executors, administrators and assigns of such survivor the sum of one thousand pounds sterling upon trust to invest the same in any security they may think proper for the benefit as herein after mentioned of my reputed daughter Eleanor Frances Tierney the child of a native girl named Frances Bure[sic] now living in Spanish Town and if there should be any determination against the free birth of the said child I direct my said trustees to purchase her freedom out of the said sum of one thousand pounds. And I direct my said trustees to pay unto the mother or to such other person as they shall think proper such sum of money out of the interest of the said sum of one thousand pounds as they shall think adequate for the support, maintenance and education of the said Eleanor Frances Tierney until she shall arrive at the age of seventeen years and then to pay the whole of the interest half yearly unto her the said Eleanor Frances Tierney until she shall arrive at the age of twenty one years and then to transfer the whole of the said sum of one thousand pounds and the security whereon the same shall be invested unto and to the only proper use and behoof of the said Eleanor Frances Tierney, her heirs, executors administrators and assigns for ever." The will also mentions Margaret Dunbar, housekeeper to James Tierney and mother of Eleanor's half-sister Sabina Ellen Tierney (both q.v.).

  3. Frances Eleanor Tierney had an illegitimate child by John Taylor: Henry, born 29/01/1799 and baptised 06/04/1799 in Kingston, Jamaica.

Sources

  1. Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880, St Catherine, Baptisms, marriages, burials 1764-1825, Vol. 2, Image 31 of 242.

  2. Transcript of the will of James Tierney PROB 11/1124 transcribed at http://www.stepneyrobarts.co.uk/10536.htm [accessed 05/04/2013].

  3. Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880, Kingston, Baptisms 1793-1825, Vol. 2, Image 39 of 228.

We are grateful to Jim Brennan for his assistance in compiling this entry.


Further Information

Children
With John Taylor: Henry (1799-)

Associated Claims (1)

£148 16S 11D
Awardee

Relationships (2)

Daughter → Mother
Sisters