Jane Akers (née Ramsay)

???? - 1842

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Claimed compensation for ownership of enslaved persons on Jambon Vale in St Vincent as executor of her husband Aretas Akers II (q.v.). Mother of Aretas Akers III and sister-in-law of Edmund Flem[m]ing Akers (both q.v.). Daughter of the anti-slavery campaigner Rev. James Ramsay (1733-1789).

  1. Jane Ramsay married Aretas Akers in Camden, London, 19/03/1795. They had at least 7 children together.

  2. Named as an executor in the will of her husband which was proved 24/12/1816. He left her £200 immediately, his furniture etc., and two annuities, for £400 and £1000 per annum.

  3. Living at Burlington House, Tunbridge Wells, in the census of 1841, age 65, "Ind.[ependent Means]", with Anna Townsend, age 65, 1 male servant and 4 female servants.

  4. Death of Jane Akers, Q2 1842, Tonbridge, Kent.

Sources

T71/892 St Vincent claim no. 463 (Jambon Vale).

  1. See entry for Aretas Akers II.

  2. Transcribed at 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. 5 p. 313.

  3. 1841 census online.

  4. FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths 1837-1983 [database online].


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Maiden Name
Ramsay
Spouse
Aretas Akers II
Children
Jane Charlotte (1796-), Isabel Rachel Rebekah (1797-1797), Aretas (1799-1855), Edmund Fleming (1803-1807), Mary, Caroline (1810-), James Ramsay (1813--1876)
Occupation
Annuitant

Associated Claims (1)

£3,814 0S 9D
Beneficiary unsuccessful

Relationships (3)

Mother → Son
Wife → Husband
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law

Addresses (1)

Burlington House, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, South-East