John March

No Dates

Claimant or beneficiary


Presumably descended from Foster March, who in 1748 had passed in the House of Assembly in Jamaica 'An Act to entitle Foster March, Charles March, John March, William March and Anne March, sons and daughter of Foster March, of the parish of St. Catherine, Esquire, by Elizabeth Rogers, a free Mulatto, to the same rights and privileges with English subjects born of white parents.'

The March family of the early 19thC has not been fully disentangled by LBS. A John March 'attorney-at-law' of Kingston Jamaica was the legatee of £100 under the will of Thomas Greenhill proved in 1826. The John March of this entry, owner of estates and enslaved people in St Catherine, was probably the same man as the John March shown in various capacities for series of estates in central Jamaica.

Sources [accessed 30/05/2017].

Associated Claims (1)

£2,863 0s 1d

Associated Estates (6)

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] - 1828 [LA] → Owner

Bellevue does not appear in the almanacs after 1828 and does not appear as a separate group of enslaved people in the slave registers after 1823. The enslaved people appear to have formed part of the group later registered by Foster March on Healthshire, Wreck Bay, Hoghole and Union.

1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1826 [EA] - → Mortgagee-in-Possession
- 1834 [LA] → Owner
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (1)

Legatee → Testator
Notes →
Thomas Greenhill described John March attorney-at-law of Kingston Jamaica as 'my dear and intimate friend' in his will proved in...