George Marcy

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Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Owner of Kepp estate in St Elizabeth, Jamaica.

  1. George Marcy was proprietor of Geneva estate in Westmoreland, Jamaica, between 1810 and 1826.

  2. The same George Marcy was listed as owner of Kepp estate in St Elizabeth, Jamaica, in 1840. He transferred 18 enslaved people from Geneva estate to Kepp in 1829, around the time that Geneva estate was taken over by Charles Armstrong, the mortgagee.

  3. George Marcy of Westmoreland in the Island of Jamaica married Elizabeth Nichols by licence, 10/12/1805 in Chelmarsh, Shropshire, England.

  4. His daughter Frances Ann Davis Marcy married Taylor Cathcart (q.v.) in 1823. The death certificate of Frances Ann Davis Cathcart née Marcy gives her parents as George Marcy, Landed Proprietor, and Elizabeth Marcy née Nicholls. According to the censuses of 1851, Frances Ann Davis Marcy was born c. 1807 in London.

  5. Mentioned in Philip Henry Gosse's book The Birds of Jamaica: "... I have been assured by an observant friend, George Marcy, Esq., of the Kepp, that he, on occasion, countered no less than eighteen different notes, proceeding from a Mocking-bird perched on a tree in his garden."

Sources

T71/870 St Elizabeth claim no. 589 (Kepp).

  1. Jamaica Almanacs (1810, 1816, 1817, 1818, 1820, 1822, 1826).

  2. Jamaica Almanac (1840). T71/173 [unpaginated].

  3. Ancestry.com, Shropshire, England, Extracted Parish Records [database online].

  4. See separate entry for Taylor Cathcart. Death of Frances Ann Davis Cathcart: General Register Office for Scotland 1899 423 006.

  5. Philip Henry Gosse, The Birds of Jamaica (London, John Van Voorst, 1847) p. 145.


Further Information

Name in compensation records
George Marey
Spouse
Elizabeth Nicholls
Children
Frances Ann Davis (1807-1899)

Associated Claims (1)

£588 2S 4D
Awardee

Associated Estates (2)

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
1807 [EA] - 26/05/1829 [ED] → Owner
1820 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (2)

Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Son → Father