John Laing

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Claimant or beneficiary


Of King Street, Portman Square, London. London merchant, partner with John Mackie at Fenchurch Street until 1831. Awarded part of the compensation for the enslaved people on Newington and Barracks in Jamaica as executor of Samuel Francis under a will dated 1826 and proved 1828.

  1. Will  of Samuel Francis of St Thomas-in-the-East Jamaica proved 07/07/1828. The will specifies John Mackie and John Laing of Fenchurch street London merchants.


T71/867 St Thomas-in-the-East nos. 545 and 546. T71/1200 counterclaim from John Laing of King St. Portman Sq. versus Samuel Francis of Newington.  Boyle's Directory 1836 shows him as of 18 King Street Portman Square. Possibly the same man as the John Laing of St George no. 307 (who was probably a trustee with Robert Holden).

  1. PROB 11/1743.

Further Information


Associated Claims (2)

£3,354 17s 11d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£1,552 7s 5d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)

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
1828 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Executor
1828 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Executor

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Mackie & Laing
General overseas merchant?  

Relationships (2)

Executor → Testator
Business partners

Addresses (1)

18 King Street, Portman Square, London, Middlesex, London, England