Rachel Lawrence Bernard

27th Jun 1804 - 1832


  1. Rachel Lawrence, daughter of Daniel [sic - David] and Judith Bernard, born 27/06/1804 and baptised in St James 12/09/1804.

  2. Her brother-in-law John Parnther registered enslaved people in St James as her guardian in 1817 and later as her attorney.

  3. Rachel Lawrence Bernard was buried in Ross on Wye, Herefordshire, 09/03/1832 age 27. The will of Rachel Lawrence Bernard, spinster of Cheltenham, was proved in London in 1832.


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

  2. T71/203 89.

  3. Findmypast.co.uk, National Burial Index For England & Wales [database online]; PROB 11/1798/48.

We are grateful to David Barker for his assistance with this entry.

Further Information

died unmarried

PROB 11/1798/48 - precis.

Rachel Lawrence Bernard now residing at Cheltenham, spinster.

My brothers William Rhodes Bernard and Thomas James Bernard to be executors.

To my brother William Rhodes Bernard all my eight share and interest being one twelfth of a moity in a sugar estate in St James, Jamaica, called Eden and also of a piece of land called Hanover Mountain in Hanover, Jamaica.

To my brother Thomas James Bernard all my twelfth part in a piece of land called Hermitage in Westmoreland, Jamaca.

To my brother Samuel Edward Bernard my one twelfth part of a lot of land called Upton Stables in the parish of [blank] in Jamaica.

To my dear mother Judith Bernard the following Negroes now on a plantation called Bona Vista: Anny Rosina Margaret Mary Ann Robert and Sarah.

All my money in the public funds or government securities equally between my mother and my three brothers and my three sisters as tenants in common.

All rest and residue to my brother William Rhodes Bernard.

Signed 13/12/1827.

Proved at London 10/04/1832.

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] - → Trust beneficiary

Relationships (12)

Daughter → Father
Daughter → Mother
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Notes →

Addresses (1)

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England