Jane Hart

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Widow of Thomas Hart of Warfield (q.v.) and mother of John Hart Cotton (q.v.), dying sometime between 1764 and 1778.

  1. Administration of the will of Jane Hart formerly of Warfield but late of Paris [made in 1762] was awarded to John Hart Cotton 12/06/1778. The will left everything to John Hart Cotton; her executors were the Earl of Denbigh and Thomas Truman of Broad Street.

  2. Attested copy of a settlement whereby in consideration of the yearly sum of £800 (her jointure) paid to Jane Hart of Wimpole St., Middlesex, widow, and of a further £600 p.a. to be also secured to her from the property in America and Huntingdonshire hereinafter mentioned, Jane Hart and her only son and heir at law, John Hart Cotton of St. James' Westminster,Middlesex, esq., conveyed to Sir Robert Burdett and Charles Jennens in trust for John [H]art Cotton, a parcel of land in the town of Basseterre on St. Christopher's Island, America, and a plantation in the quarter of Basseterre (boundaries given); a plantation at Frigate Bay in the said quarter of Basseterre and all negro slaves, houses, mills, animals, equipment etc. therewith; the manor of Hertford or Hartford [Hartford], Hunts. and property on the parish of Hartford; (described) a capital messuage, other messuages and premises in St. Neots (described); properties in Little Paxton, Hunts. (described); in Upton, Hunts. (described), in Cran or Crandon, Hunts (described); the capital mansion house at Warfield, Berks., the premises belonging (described) and other properties there (described) a messuage in Hill St., Berkeley Square, Middlesex; the fourth part of a part of the property as described in No.CR 2017/D283/2 (omitting the property in Huntingdon, in Godmanchester, in Bedfordshire, in the hundred of Normancross, Hunts. and the manor house of Stratton)., 1764.


  1. PROB 11/1043/85.

  2. Warwickshire County Record Office CR 2017/D283/3.

Further Information

Thomas Hart

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
1764 [EA] - 1764 [LA] → Not known

Jane Hart was party to a settlement of 1764 with her son John Hart Cotton transmitting 'slave-property' on St Kitts from her to him. LBS has inferred the estates to include the estate later known as Parrys.

Relationships (4)

Widow → Deceased Husband
Mother → Son
Grandmother → Grandson
Testator → Executor

Addresses (1)

Warfield, Berkshire, Central England, England
Notes →

Formerly of Warfield in her will made in 1762