Susanna Fletcher Ingram (née Townsend or Townshend)

17th Nov 1775 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. Susanna Fletcher Townsend was born 17/11/1775 and baptised 05/06/1784 in St Andrew, Jamaica. Her parents were John and Susanna Townsend. Her younger brother was born 13/08/1779 and her mother was buried the same day, William being baptised over the coffin of his mother.

  2. Susanna Fletcher Townsend married John Ingram junior. They had at least 2 children: Jane (baptised 16/04/1801) and Ann (baptised 10/03/1811), both in St James. Susanna Ingram, born to John and Susanna and baptised in St James 21/03/1808 was probably also their daughter.

  3. John Ingram was baptised in Glasgow, 28/05/1761; his parents were John Ingram, a merchant, and Janet nee Findlay. The witnesses to his baptism were John Ingram and Archibald Findlay, both merchants. His brothers were Archibald (born 28/05/1758) , Robert (born 29/04/1759) and Hugh (baptised 21/01/1763). They had a sister, Jean (born 07/06/1756).

  4. At some point before 1798, John senior moved with his family to England. By this time John (presumably John senior) was a merchant of Brighton, Sussex, and Robert Ingram was a merchant of London. They already had interests in Jamaica: "Deed between Robert Ingram of London, merchant and John Ingram of Brighton, co Sussex Esq. This relates to land and plantation sugar works in the parish of Trelawny in the county of Cornwall and Island of Jamaica and called Harmony Hall containing about 800 acres also 450 acres and called James's Valley. This is in fine state with signature and seal of Robert Ingram, dated 1798."

  5. Hugh Ingram, by then a merchant of 10 Billiter Square, committed suicide 07/04/1798. In his will he mentions his brothers Robert, John and James Ingram. John senior of Brighton, Sussex, died in 1800. His will was proved by his widow Janet Findlay; and mentions his son Robert (a merchant in London), son-in-law Joseph Travers (q.v., grocer, who had married Jane 14/03/1781). Robert Ingram, formally of Billiter Square London now of Bethnall Green Middlesex, died 10/02/1816: in his will he mentions his friend James Cunningham, one of his executors.

  6. John Ingram was “...treasurer for the St James Assembly in 1790 and who was the principal in J. Ingram & Co. which owned ships such as African Queen, Elizabeth and Susannah. While Ingram & Co.’s Favourite brought pitchpine and timber, others brought flour and rice, their Philip Stevens headed back to Liverpool after landing 226 ‘choice, young, Windward Coast Negroes from Cape Mount’”. John Ingram junior, collector of the transient tax, died 19/05/1815 age 60 and was buried in St James's.

  7. Susannah Fletcher Ingram owned 486 acres called Waterloo Pen in 1840 and 1845.


  1., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online], St Andrew, Baptisms, marriages, burials 1664-1807, Vol. 1, images 59, 64 and 182.

  2. batch nos. I04281-1 and I03814-1.

  3. General Register Office for Scotland (GROS) OPR Births 644/1 130 188 Glasgow (John), 644/01 140 114 (Hugh). batch nos. C11946-5 (Archibald), C11945-4 (Jean), C11946-5 (Robert).

  4. Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919) Vol. 1 p. 20.

  5. PROB 11/1305/192 (Hugh Ingram); PROB 11/1337/21 (John Ingram senior).

  6. Maureen Warner Lewis, Archibald Monteith: Igbo, Jamaican, Moravian (Mona, Jamaica, UWI Press, 2007), p. 46., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online], St James, Baptisms, marriages, burials 1810-1841, Vol. 2, image 184.

  7. The Archaeological Impact Assessment, Highway 2000 North- South Link development project (Jamaica, Jamaica National Heritage trust, 2000), p. 43, available at [accessed 08/10/2013].

We are grateful to Julie Weizenegger for her assistance in compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Townsend or Townshend
John Ingram
Jane (1801-), Susanna (1808-), Ann (1811-)

Associated Claims (2)

£58 6s 3d
£1,785 17s 3d

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
1823 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Joint owner
1839 [EA] - → Not known

Relationships (5)

Aunt → Nephew
Notes →
Susanna Fletcher Townsend married John Ingram junior, the brother of John's mother Jean nee...
Aunt → Nephew
Notes →
Susanna Fletcher Townsend married John Ingram jun., the brother of Joseph's mother Jane or Jean nee...
Daughter-in-law → Father-in-law
Notes →
Susanna Fletcher Townsend married John Ingram junior. Although genealogical material supports the identification of Susanna Fletcher Ingram the daughter-in-lw of John Ingram senior, the will of John...
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law