John Panton Passley

???? - 1840

Claimant or beneficiary


A John Panton Passley was shown as an Assistant Judge or Magistrate in Portland in 1839 and 1843, and was presumably the same man as (conceivably, the son by a first marriage of) the Captain John Panton Passley shown below.

  1. John Panton Passley and his [second?] wife Anne Rebecca nee Bayley had four childen baptised in Portland: Henry (1822), Mary (1828), Octavia (1832), Nona (1832). Two of the children died at East Teignmouth, Devon: Nona age 1 year 3 months in June 1833 and Octavia age 8 and a half in March 1839. The death of Captain John Panton Passley was registered in London Q4 1840. Death at Teignmouth of Anne Rebecca Passley, widow of the late John Panton Passley late Captain in the 60th Royal Rifles on 2nd inst. (02/06/1841). Her son Henry has not been found in the 1841 census but Mary may be the Mary Passley age 12 living at Dawlish Street, Teignmouth, in 1841 with Eliza age 28, Clementina age 16, Emily age 14 and female servants.

  2. In 1820, John Panton Passley registered 56 enslaved people in Portland 'in right of his late wife', who appear to have been previously registered in 1817 by William Galloway as executor of William Grant on Richmond Hill. The Slave Register shows the increase from zero as having come, implicitly between 1817 and the time of the registration on 28/06/1820, on the marriage of John Panton Passley, who is known to have married Anne Rebecca Bayley 17/03/1820. On balance LBS believe it likely that Passley had a short-lived first marriage.


Jamaica Almanac (1839).

  1., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online];, England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887 [database online]; Ireland Genealogy Project Archives, Freemans Journal Births, Marriages, Deaths 12/06/1841;, England & Wales, Free BMD Death Index: 1837-1915 [database online] which gives City of London although the underlying record appears to show E. London; 1841 census online.

  2., Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1812-1834 [database online] Portland 1820.

Further Information

Anna Rebecca Bayley

Associated Claims (4)

£48 13s 11d
£5,932 8s 8d
Unsuccessful claimant
£448 6s 6d
£1,006 7s 11d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (8)

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] - 1829 [LA] → Joint owner
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Joint owner
1826 [EA] - → Executor
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Joint owner
1820 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (6)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Son-in-law → Mother-in-law
Husband → Wife
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law
Other relatives
Notes →
Their wives were...

Addresses (1)

East Teignmouth, Devon, Devon & Cornwall, England