Wilhelmina Margaret Petgrave (née Johnson)

1800 - 1888

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Wilhelmina Margaret née Johnson, born in Jamaica, awarded the compensation for nine enslaved people on Richmond Hill in St James, Jamaica as executrix and widow (and presumably beneficiary) of Ezekiel Charles Petgrave.

  1. Married in 1826 Ezekiel Charles Petgrave, son of Thomas Harding Petgrave of St James. She was widowed in 1827, and bore a son after her husband's death. In 1851 as W.M. Petgrave she was a lodger at 3 Leicester Place, Clifton, aged 51 'Gentlewoman' born Jamaica. In 1861 she was a visitor at a lodging house at 4 Cliff Terrace, East Budleigh Devon, aged 61, again 'Gentlewoman', born Jamaica. Death of Wilhelmina Margaret Petgrave registered Bath Somerset Q2 1888. Will of Wilhelmina Margaret Petgrave who died 15/05/1888 proved 06/06/1888 by Ezekiel Charles Thomas Johnson Petgrave, son and sole executor (a solicitor of Bath), personal estate £1396 16s 6d, resworn August 1888 £1540 16s 6d.    

Sources

T71/873 St James claim no. 21. There are a number of adjacent awards to female Petgraves (St James 15, 16, 22 and 23), including on Richmond Hill itself.

  1. Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919), Vol. 3, pp. 160-161, Families, McIntosh and Petgrave of Jamaica; 1851 and 1861 census online; FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]; National Probate Calendar 1888.

Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Maiden Name
Johnson
Name in compensation records
Wilhelmina M. Petgrave
Spouse
Ezekiel Charles Petgrave
Children
Ezekiel Charles Thomas Johnson
Will

Resworn from £1396 16s 6d at probate

Wealth at death
£1,540 16S 6D

Associated Claims (1)

£167 4S 9D
Awardee (Executor or executrix)

Addresses (1)

London, London, England