Charlotte Bromfield

1775 - 22nd Sep 1854

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. "Charlotte, reputed daughter of Mr Andrew Bromfield by Amy Bradford, a quadroon belonging to himself, born 1775, the child freed."

  2. Charlotte Bromfield and Edward Cowell had four sons baptised in Kingston: John Langland (1798), Andrew (1802), James (1804) and Edward Miller (1809). She is given as "mestee" at the baptism of Andrew 1802 and "quadroon" for the baptisms of her younger two sons.

  3. Charlotte Bromfield married Edward Cowell in Kingston 17/07/1836.

  4. She died 22/09/1854 in Kingston. Her descendants emigrated to Gibraltar and India, finally ending up in England.


  1., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

  2. Ibid.

  3. Ibid.

  4. Email from Paul Vaughan 03/05/2020.

We are grateful to Paul Vaughan for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Edward Cowell
John Langland, Andrew, James, Edward Miller

Associated Claims (4)

£205 0s 9d
£158 14s 8d
£1,990 13s 0d
Unsuccessful claimant (Judgement creditor)
£100 5s 7d

Associated Estates (3)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1829 [EA] - → Owner
1820 [EA] - → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (7)

Mother → Natural Son
Natural Daughter → Father
Aunt → Nephew
Aunt → Nephew
Wife → Husband