James Moss junior

1783 - 1847

Claimant or beneficiary


Nephew and co-heir (with his brothers John Moss and Henry Moss of Liverpool) of James Moss (each of whom q.v.). In the will of James Moss, James Moss junior was identified as 'my nephew at present residing in the Island of Cuba': he was active in the Bahamas in the 1820s.

  1. Between June 1823 and December 1824, James Moss oversaw the movement of 512 enslaved people from Crooked Island to Demerara, 'leaving about 99 to take care of the buildings and corn crops on the Estates intending to move them as soon as he could do it with safety.' He returned to England at the end of 1824. He died in September 1847. No will or probate has yet been traced for him.

  2. Death "In London, on the 24th October last, sincerely regretted by a numerous circle of relatives and friends, Mrs. Harriet Moss, wife of the Hon. James Moss, of New-Providence. Her remains were conveyed to Liverpool, in order to be deposited among those of his family."


  1. Graham Trust, John Moss of Otterpool (1782-1858), Railway Pioneer - Slave-owner - Banker (2010), pp. 25 and 107. Life dates for James Moss junior are taken from fn 130 on p. 107.

  2. Royal Gazette of Jamaica 29/03/1828.

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

Further Information

Name in compensation records
James Moss

Associated Claims (1)

£737 0s 2d

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
1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Joint owner
1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (4)

Nephew → Uncle
Son → Father