Mary Susannah Lawrence then Gordon then Morris then Hylton (née Fry)

No Dates

Claimant or beneficiary


Resident in Jamaica, but in London in the mid-1830s and then in the US, wife of John Stannard Hylton and widow of John Henry Morris the former owner of Kensington estate in St James Jamaica, for which Mary Susannah Hylton and her new husband were awarded compensation: they were also among the beneficiaries of an award made to trustees for the Caen Wood estate in Manchester.

  1. Mary Susannah Frey Lawrence, daughter of Richard Brisset Lawrence and his wife Mary Susannah, born 09/06/1822 and baptised 25/07/1822 in St James.

  2. George Gordon, Lieut., 92nd Regt., and Mary Susanna Lawrence, widow, both of St James, were married at Kensington in that parish, 10/05/1824.

  3. Baptism of Frances Blanche, daughter of John Stannard and Mary Susanna Hylton of Queen Square at St Pancras Camden 25/09/1835. Her date of birth was given as 27/08/1835.

  4. 'Late of Kensington, Jamaica, but then of Philadelphia, USA' in 1840.

  5. Genealogical sites suggest her maiden name was Fry, that she was born in Jamaica to John Fry formerly of Morants Court Chevening in Kent, and that she had married twice (to Brissett Lawrence and George Gorden or Gordon) before her marriage to John Henry Morris.


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

  2. Ibid.

  3., London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database online]

  4. T71/1189 letter from Petty Vaughan to Elizabeth Wood, stating that Petty Vaughan has a power of attorney, dated 07/05/1840, from the Hyltons, late of Kensington, Jamaica, but then of Philadelphia, USA.

  5. Much of the data is sourced to an '1847 Act of Parliament (10 & 11 Victoriae, Cap. 18)'.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Richard Brissett Lawrence; George Gordon; John Henry Morris; John Stannard Hylton

Associated Claims (2)

£827 12s 7d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Tenant-in-tail or Remainderman)
£260 15s 4d

Associated Estates (3)

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] - 1826 [LA] → Joint owner
1826 [EA] - → Other

Purchased enslaved people from this estate.

1829 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (4)

Daughter → Mother
Daughter → Father
Wife → Husband
Widow → Deceased Husband