Jane Smith Julius (née Edwards)

15th Feb 1734 - 27th Jun 1823


  1. Wife of William Julius of Mansion estate in St Kitts (died 1780). Annuitant for £300 per annum secured on the estate.

  2. Two descendants of William Julius and Jane Smith Julius nee Edwards have entries in the ODNB which represent imperial legacies in Australasia: Churchill Julius as 'bishop of Christchurch and Archbishop of New Zealand' and Churchill Julius's son Sir George Alfred Julius as 'engineer and public servant.' Churchill Julius (1847-1938) was William Julius' great-grandson, the son of Frederic Gilder Julius (a surgeon at Richmond, Surrey) and grandson of George Charles Julius, born in St Kitts c. 1775, the son of William Julius and Jane Smith Julius. In the will (proved 1832) of Jane Smith Julius spinster, William and Jane Smith nee Edwards' daughter, she showed her brother George Charles Julius as of Richmond Surrey.

  3. Born in St Kitts, 1734, daughter of Dr Robert Edwards of Antigua and Catherine nee Julius. Married William Julius c. 1753. Children Caroline Charles (1753/4-1836), Rev. William John (1755-1810), Anne Mary (1756-1768), Jane Smith (1757-1832), William (1757-1771), Robert Edwards (bap. 1757-1759), Captain Robert Edwards (1759-1785), John James (1761-), Louisa Caroline (1763-1845), Charles Smith (1765-), Nancy (1768-1768), Dr George Charles (1775-1866).

  4. The baptism and death records of his children place Jane Smith Julius at: Marylebone in 1756 (baptism of Ann Mary); Wokingham in 1757 (baptism of twins Jane Smith and Robert Edwards); Wokingham in 1759 (baptism of Robert); Wokingham in 1761 (baptism and burial of John James); Marylebone in 1764 (baptism of Louisa Caroline); Wimpole Street in 1765 (birth of Charles Smith); Wimpole Street in 1768 (death of Nancy). Their seat in Wokingham was Holthouse.

  5. Moved to 15 Pritchard Street, Bristol, after the death of her husband in 1780. Died at Bristol, 12/07/1823 age 100 [sic].


  1. For details of the annuity see the will of John Julius, PROB 11/1550/145.

  2. Peter J. Lineham, ‘Julius, Churchill (1847–1938)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/54602, accessed 10 May 2016]; W. H. Myers, ‘Julius, Sir George Alfred (1873–1946)’, rev. C. Boris Schedvin, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/34249, accessed 10 May 2016].

  3. For dates, sources and further information on Jane Smith Julius see Edward Liveing Fenn, 'The King's Candlesticks', entry for Jane Smith Julius, http://www.thekingscandlesticks.com/webs/pedigrees/686.html [accessed 03/03/2017].

  4. Findmypast, Westminster Baptisms [database online]; Findmypast, Berkshire Baptisms [database online]; Findmypast, Berkshire Burials [database online]; Findmypast, England Births & Baptisms 1538-1975 [database online]; Gazette and New Daily Advertiser 18/06/1765; Public Advertiser 14/04/1768).

  5. Edward Liveing Fenn, 'The King's Candlesticks', entry for Jane Smith Julius.

We are grateful to Edward Liveing Fenn for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
William Julius

For more details see Edward Liveing Fenn, 'The King's Candlesticks', entry for William [John] Julius, http://www.thekingscandlesticks.com/webs/pedigrees/686.html [accessed 03/03/2017].

Jane Smith Julius, widow, of Pritchard Street, St Paul, Bristol.

No. 15 Pritchard Street to my daughter Jane Smith Julius for life and thereafter to my grand-daughter Emily Julius, daughter of my son George Charles Julius.

To my son George Charles Julius a ring to the value of 5 guineas as a token of affection. As he possesses an ample fortune and my daughter Jane Smith Julius's income is considerably reduced in consequence of a change in public affairs, all my residue to said daughter who is sole executor.

Signed 01/03/1822.

Proved at London 18/06/1823.

Wealth at death
£353 8S 5D

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
1780 [SY] - 1823 [EY] → Annuitant

Annuitant for £300 a year, presumably under the terms of her marriage settlement. See will of John Julius for details.

Relationships (4)

Wife → Husband
Mother → Son
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Other relatives
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Addresses (4)

15 Pritchard Street, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
Bond Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
Holthouse, Wokingham, Berkshire, Central England, England
Wimpole Street, London, Middlesex, London, England