Perleta or Perletta Beauchamp (née Meese)

???? - 1750


Absentee slave-owner of Nevis, widow of Thomas Beauchamp and mother of Finetta Beauchamp (q.v.).

  1. Will of Perleta [or Perletta] Beauchamp widow of East Greenwich Kent [made in 1748] proved 06/09/1750. In the will she left the three estates of her late husband Thomas Beauchamp on Nevis - identified as Saddle Hill and Whitehall in Figgtree [sic] and the Mountain - to her daughters Martha and Finetta. She referred to a deceased son Meese.

  2. The will of Martha Beauchamp of East Greenwich was proved 02/08/1763. She left her share of the estates inherited from her mother to her sister Finetta.

  3. The Beauchamp family are part of the history of Myrtilla, an enslaved woman buried at Oxhill, Warwickshire, the village from which Perletta Beauchamp nee Meese came.


  1. PROB 11/782/144.

  2. PROB 11/890/330.

  3. [accessed 22/12/2020]; [accessed 22/12/2020].

Further Information

Maiden Name
Thomas Beauchamp
Finetta; Martha

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
- 1750 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (1)

Mother → Daughter

Addresses (1)

East Greenwich, Greenwich, Kent, London, England