Financial statement, as guardian of Miss Elizabeth Susanna Breon …

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A financial accounting by Thomas Cockburn, guardian of the minor Miss Elizabeth Susanna Breon, who inherited the coffee estate Chester Vale in Jamaica upon the death of her father Edward Breon in January 1792.

  • Author: Cockburn, Thomas.
  • Title: Financial statement, as guardian of Miss Elizabeth Susanna Breon, 1792-1794.

Catalog record

LWL Mss File 104

Acquired October 2012

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2 thoughts on “Financial statement, as guardian of Miss Elizabeth Susanna Breon …

  1. Is it possible to view the other page(s). I tried a searching the Digital Collection using the catalog record but no record was found.
    Elizabeth Susanna Breaon married Dr. Colin McLary on Oct 30, 1794 at Chester Vale. They are my great great great grandparents. They had nine children, the first four were born in Jamaica and the latter five in Scotland. Colin bought the Keil Estate near Southend, Argyll in 1819 and lived there until his death in 1834. Elizabeth died in 1850. Colin sold part of the Chester Vale plantation to his brother Dr. Alexander McLarty in the early 1800’s and that part became the Clydesdale plantation. Both Chester Vale and Clydesdale plantationss remained in the McLarty/Maclaverty family until the mid 1800’s. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee is still sold under the Clydesdale name today.

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