James Vose

1788 - 1844

Claimant or beneficiary


James Vose MD of Liverpool, awarded the compensation for the enslaved people on Green Vale and Greenhill in Manchester Jamaica. The estate had belonged to his wife's uncle James White of Liverpool (q.v.).

  1. In 1851 Eliza Sarah Vose aged 58 gentlewoman born Jamaica was living at 5 Gambier Terrace Liverpool with son James, physician of Edinburgh University, practising in Liverpool (where he was born) aged 40, and a household of visitors and servants. In 1861 they were still at the same address. In 1841 James Vose Ind aged 50 was living at 41 Hope Street Mount Pleasant with John [sic] Vose aged 30 physician born Liverpool and Emily [sic] Vose 45 born foreign parts. A James Vose MD was shown at 66 Bold Street in 1823. James Vose of Hope Street was buried aged 56 at Christchurch Liverpool 11/05/1844.

  2. Marriage of James Vose Doctor of Medicine and Eliza Sarah White at St Nicholas Liverpool 07/12/1809. There is a second entry for what appears to be the same couple on 15/02/1811 at St Peter Liverpool. It appears Eliza Sarah White was a minor at the time of the first ceremony, and the couple may therefore have reformalised the marriage.

  3. Letters of administration for the estate of Eliza Sarah Vose who died at 5 Gambier Terrace 15/05/1865 granted 18/11/1865 by James Richard White Vose MD the son and only next of kin, effects under £16,000.

  4. James Vose, M.D., was buried at Toxteth Park Cemetery. His memorial inscription gives him as the "first Professor of Anatomy in the Liverpool Royal Insititution, a favourite pupil of Charles Bell, and of Astley Paston Cooper", died May 1844.

  5. James Richard White Vose (1811-1878) was President of the BMA and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.


T71/860 Manchester no. 202. The estate was given against James White in the Jamaica Almanac (1822), James Vose in 1828 and Dr Voce in 1838.

  1. 1841, 1851 and 1861 censuses online; Gore's Directory, 1823; Ancestry.com, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, Burials, 1813-1974 [database online].

  2. Ancestry.com, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1659-1812 [database online].

  3. National Probate Calendar 1865.

  4. 'Toxteth Park Cemetery Insctiptions', http://www.toxtethparkcemeteryinscriptions.co.uk/ [accessed 09/08/2018].

  5. http://munksroll.rcplondon.ac.uk/Biography/Details/4569 [accessed 01/09/2017].

We are grateful to Paul Hitchings for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Eliza Sarah White
James Richard White

Associated Claims (1)

£2,293 8s 7d

Associated Estates (1)

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] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (2)

Legatee → Testator
Notes →
Vose had married James White's niece Eliza Sarah White....
Son-in-law → Father-in-law

Addresses (1)

41 Hope Street, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, Lancashire, North-west England, England