Emily James (née Jackson)

1799 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary


Widow of the Attorney-General of Jamaica (Hugo James), and party to a Chancery suit against Samuel Dare, described as a trustee for Mrs James and her children.

  1. In 1851 Amelia James aged 52 born Jamaica was living with her sister-in-law Eliza D Rees aged 61 head and Eliza's niece and nephew (Eliza D aged 21 and John aged 19), all born Jamaica, at 20 Harrington Street Regents Park St Pancras.

  2. Will of Hugo James of St Catherine Island of Jamaica proved 11/12/1835. Hugo James, appointed Attorney-General of Jamaica, married Aemilia, daughter of Samuel Jackson, Member of Council, and Elizabeth Gibbes, and had with other issue Hugh Rees James, Commission in the Punjab etc. Hugo James is shown as dying c. September 1831-March 1832, having married Amelia (Emily, Emilia) 01/07/1817.

  3. Possibly the Amelia James of Grafton Road buried at St James, St Pancras 19/11/1870 aged 74 and if so the widow whose will was proved 26/11/1870 leaving £3000.


T71/852 St Catherine Nos. 420 & 421; T71/1606 16/09/1836 letter from Alex. Dobie, Palgrave Place, solicitor of Mrs James, referring to the Chancery suit.

  1. 1851 census online.

  2. PROB 11/1855; 'Descendants of Hugh and Robert James', note by J. Lawrence Archer www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com (which includes a health warning on Lawrence' genealogical work) [accessed 17/01/2012]. The site summarises the will of Hugo James, which makes no mention of Samuel Dare but refers to earlier settlements made on and in behalf of 'my wife and children.'

  3. Ancestry.com, Amelia James in the London, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2003 [database online].

Further Information

Maiden Name
Hugo James

Associated Claims (2)

£128 15s 8d
£136 13s 11d

Relationships (1)

Daughter → Father