Dorothy Ann Petgrave

???? - 1847

Claimant or beneficiary


Resident slave-owner in St James. Her will was made in 1840 and attested in Jamaica in 1847.


PROB 11/2068/65.

Further Information

died unmarried

PROB 11/2068/65 - precis.

Dorothy Ann Petgrave of the parish of St James, Island of Jamaica, spinster.

To my beloved sister Mary Tharp Montague £100 sterling. I hope she will forgive so small a bequest from me in consequence of the reduced state of my property.

To my beloved sister Susanna Lawrence Petgrave £50 sterling.

To my beloved niece Wilhelmina Margaret Petgrave £20 sterling to purchase a small token of remembrance of me.

To my beloved nieces Susanna Lawrence Petgrave and Elizabeth Mary Petgrave I give the half of whatever I may die possessed of after deducting the above.

To my beloved nephew Ezekiel Charles Thomas Johnson Petgrave I give the other half.

My sister Susanna Lawrence Petgrave and nieces Susanna Lawrence Petgrave and Elizabeth Mary Petgrave to be executrixes.

Signed 11/01/1840.

Sworn in Jamaica 15/02/1847.

Proved in London 15/01/1848 by Susanna Lawrence Petgrave, widow, the sister.

Associated Claims (1)

£545 6s 6d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (1)

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
1809 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

It's possible Dorothy Ann Petgrave leased enslaved people to this estate rather than owning a share in the estate itself; Richmond Hill is not registered to her in the almanacs.

Relationships (5)

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Dorothy Ann Petgrave referred in her will to Susannah Laurence Petgrave widow as her sister, but it is more likely she was her...
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Aunt → Niece
Aunt → Niece
Aunt → Niece
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Niece by...