Maria Frances Pallmer formerly Massy (née Dennis)

12th May 1785 - 9th Nov 1873

Claimant or beneficiary


Daughter and heiress of Francis Dennis and Mary Bourke of Jamaica, wife of Charles Nicholas Pallmer (each of whom q.v.) and heiress of the Prospect estate in St Mary Jamaica, for which she was awarded the compensation as tenant-in-tail.

  1. Born in St Mary, Jamaica, 12/05/1785, the daughter of Francis Dennis and Mary Bourke, she inherited Prospect Estate from her father at the age of 11. Married (1) Hugh Ingoldsby Massy 26/02/1801 and (2) Charles Nicholas Pallmer (q.v.) 02/06/1808.

Her second husband became MP for Surrey in 1826.


T71/856 St Mary claim no. 337.

  1., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online]. See for an account of the inheritance of Prospect Estate.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Name in compensation records
Maria Francis Pallmer
(1) Hugh Ingoldsby Massy (2) Charles Nicholas Pallmer

Will proved on 13/12/1873 by Charles Francis Evelyn of Adelaide Road, Surbiton (husband of her niece Mary Ann Massy-Dawson) and Robert Poore of Old Lodge, Gately, Southampton (husband of her niece Anna Maria Massy-Dawson) (National Probate Calendar 1873.)

Wealth at death

Associated Claims (2)

£170 0s 6d
Awardee (Tenant-in-tail or Remainderman)
£4,922 5s 6d

Associated Estates (4)

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
12/12/1795 [SD] - 25/02/1801 [ED] → Trust beneficiary
26/02/1801 [SD] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
12/12/1795 [SD] - → Trust beneficiary
26/02/1801 [SD] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (14)

Grand-daughter → Grandfather
Daughter → Father
Daughter → Mother
Wife → Husband
Notes →
Hugh Ingoldsby Massy was the first husband of Maria Frances...
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Wife → Husband
Marriage Details →
Aunt → Nephew
Aunt → Nephew
Aunt → Nephew
Aunt → Niece
Aunt → Niece
Aunt → Nephew
Aunt → Niece

Addresses (1)

Portsmouth Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, South-east England, England