John Bellett Shattock

1793 - 29th Dec 1860

Claimant or beneficiary


Returnee to England, after a period as a merchant in Kingston, arriving back in England between 1831 and 1833, awarded the compensation for two small awards in Kingston, for a group of ten enslaved people on Good Air in St Andrew and as assignee for the enslaved people on Pembroke in St Mary Jamaica.   

  1. In 1851 John B. Shattock aged 58 landed proprietor born Wellington Somerset was living at Easterlands Sampford Arundell with wife Elizabeth aged 50 born Liverpool, daughters Sarah 22 born Jamaica, Elizabeth 21 West Indies and Mary aged 16 born Wellington Somerset: two of their servants were locally born women named Bellett. In 1861, after John Bellett Shattock's death, the family was still in situ at Easterlands, joined by son John 27 born Wellington.

  2. The will of John Bellett Shattock late of Easterlands House in the parish of Sampford Arundel Somerset who died 29/12/1860 at Easterlands House proved 20/3/1861 by Rev. John Bellett Shattock of Easterland and John Ward Nicholls of Greenwich Hospital, effects under £12,000.

  3. Details extracted from the St Catherine parish register show John Bellett Shattock, merchant of Kingston, marrying Elizabeth Calvert 18/6/1826 in St Catherine. Marriage in St. Andrew's, on the15th inst. Mr. J. B. Shattock, of this city, to Mrs. E . S. Gyles, widow of the late Mr. Gy!es, Attorney at Law.


Kingston nos. 2234 and 2235; St Andrew no. 71; T71/856 St Mary no.108.

  1. 1851 census online.

  2. National Probate Calendar 1861.

  3. B0016 Jamaica Parish Register Marriage I & II, 1826-1839, I p. 95, via 'Desecendants of John Bellett Shattock' accessed 21/8/2012.  The site give his date of birth as about 1801; Royal Gazette of Jamaica 22/02/1817.

We are grateful to Peter Selley for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
John B. Shattock
Elizabeth Gyles nee Calvert
Sarah; Elizabeth; John; Mary

Associated Claims (4)

£22 13s 8d
£60 10s 11d
£262 8s 1d
£821 16s 7d
Awardee (Assignee)

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
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1834 [EA] - → Assignee

Addresses (1)

Easterlands House, Sampford Arundel, Somerset, South-west England, England