Charlotte Cunningham

???? - 1898

Claimant or beneficiary


One of three women (the others were Jane and Eliza Cunningham, each of whom q.v.) awarded the compensation for a group of 8 enslaved people in Tobago, almost certainly the daughter of James Cunningham (q.v.) who married Rev. Silvanus Brigstocke at Clifton 03/05/1838. The enslaved people had descended to the three women on the death of their mother Olivia Presston [sic] on 02/09/1832 by gift from their father James Cunningham; their mother was in fact Olivia Wesston (previously Miller).

  1. Charlotte Cunningham married Silvanus Brigstocke in Clifton in 1838. In 1861 they were living at Vicarage House, Rosemarket, Haverfordwest (she born in Tobago). In 1881 Charlotte Brigstocke, widow aged 69, 'Railway shares', born West Indies was living at Grosvenor lodge Clifton with daughters Charlotte E and Ellen, 42 and 34, both born in Britain. She died 08/02/1898 at Grosvenor Lodge, Gordon Road, Clifton leaving £4612 14s.


1833 Slave Register Tobago Unattached Slaves, which shows the addition of the group of eight people registered under Eliza Cunningham (which entry shows 'Olivia Presston') and the diminution of the same group under Oliva Wesston deceased by reversion to the children of James Cunningham of Bristol. The 1825 Register shows her as the wife of Robert Wesston and as formerly Olivia Miller. It is not clear whether she and James Cunningham were married when their children were born, around 1810., England & Wales Marriages, 1538-1940 [database online]

  1. 1881 census online; National Probate Calendar 1898.

Further Information

Silvanus Brigstocke
Wealth at death
£4,612 14S

Associated Claims (1)

£202 6s 7d

Relationships (2)


Addresses (2)

Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
Vicarage House, Rosemarket, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, South Wales, Wales