Margaret Halkett formerly Clare (née Graham)

1787 - 8th Mar 1871

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded with her second husband Hugh Halkett (q.v.) and her niece from her first marriage Eliza Clare (q.v.) the compensation for four awards in St Catherine and St John in Jamaica as judgement creditors, and awarded the compensation for a further three awards under her first husband's name as Dame Margaret Clare, again with her niece, as owner-in-fee and trustee and executrix.    

  1. Margaret Graham married Sir Michael Clare Physician General 18/3/1817 in Jamaica at Twickenham Park, the residence of Francis Graham. She married Lieut. Col. Sir Hugh Halkett late German Legion 12/7/1836 at Cromarty, when she was described as 'eldest daughter of the late Col. C.D. Graham and relict of the late Sir Michael B. Clare.'


T71/852 St Catherine nos. 245, 321, 551 and St John no. 225 (Margaret Halkett); St Catherine nos. 199, 200 and 201 (Dame Margaret Clare).  

  1. The Gentleman’s Magazine’, published 1817 p. 465.  Marriages – 1817 – March 18 – In Jamaica, at Twickenham Park, the residence of Francis Graham, Esq., Michael Benignus Clare, Esq. M.D. Physician-General of that Island, to Margaret, eldest daughter of Lieut.-Colonel Graham, Deputy-Governor of St. Mawes; United Service Magazine August 1836 p. 575.

We are grateful to Mary Mill for her help with this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Name in compensation records
Dame Margaret Clare
(1) Michael Benignus Clare (2) Hugh Halkett

Associated Claims (7)

£161 10s 5d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£210 2s 0d
Awardee (Trustee)
£279 6s 5d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£114 6s 4d
Awardee (Judgement creditor)
£58 12s 6d
Awardee (Judgement creditor)
£190 15s 4d
Awardee (Judgement creditor)
£231 6s 2d
Awardee (Judgement creditor)

Relationships (2)

Widow → Deceased Husband
Wife → Second Husband

Addresses (3)

Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, Highlands & Islands, Scotland
Cromarty House, Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, Highlands & Islands, Scotland