Mary Jane White

19th Mar 1810 - ????


Baptised Mary Jane but appears in later records as just Jane.

  1. Baptised 07/02/1811 at Oxford, Henry White (born 05/12/1808) and Mary Jane White (born 19/03/1810), reputed children of Andrew White Esqr. by Mary Cartwright "mulatta belonging to Mrs Eliza Sarah Vose.".

  2. "Mary Morrice alias Mary Cartwright & children Lavinia Cartwright, Henry, Mary Jane, William" were manumitted 19/01/1822 by payment of 10s "James Vase & ux to confirm a former deed 15 Dec 1812 by Andrew White & ux". Mary Cartwright and her children Lavinia Cartwright, Henry White, Jane White, William White, Catherine White, John White and James Dunlevy White were manumitted "£500 Sterling left, as the value of their manumission, to a Devisee, who also forfeits a legacy of £5000 Sterlg if such manumission be not effected". This is the manumission stipulated in the will of Andrew White senior, proved in 1820, which also stated that Lavinia Cartwright was born in Liverpool. Andrew White's will also bequeathed annuities of £30 per annum for life to Mary Cartwright and her six children by him, and £10 per annum to Lavinia Cartwright, chargeable on Oxford estate and Evergreen pen.

  3. William and his siblings Henry, Mary Jane, Catherine, John and James Dunlevie White and his mother Mary Cartwright were owners through a trust of Comfort Hall estate in Manchester, Jamaica. Jane does not appear after 1823.

  4. Mary Cartwright and her children have not been identified as enslaved in the slave registers. They do not appear in James Vose's registration of 1823.


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

  2. 'List of Jamaican Manumissions of 1821-1825 in the Public Record Office (2)','; 'List of Jamaican Manumissions of 1821-1825 in the Public Record Office (5)',; PROB 11/1635/258.

  3. See estate information for Comfort Hall.

  4. T71/67 p. 314.

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

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
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Trust beneficiary

Relationships (10)

Grand-daughter → Grandmother
Natural Daughter → Mother
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother
Natural Daughter → Father
Half-sister → Half-brother
Niece → Uncle