John Martell

1796 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary


Shipwright, living in Port Royal, Jamaica, for the birth of his son in 1823 and living in Devonport, Devonshire by 1841, owner of 3 enslaved in Port Royal.

  1. Identified in the 1841 census at Ker Street, Devonport, Devonshire, aged 45, occupation "Ship W", born "Foreign parts", with his wife Maria, 45, born outside Devon, with John Martell, 15, born "Foreign parts", and Thomas Martell, 9, born "Foreign parts". His eldest son: John A. Martell, shipwright, aged 28 in the 1851 census, living at 42 Ker Street, Devonport, with his wife Jane, two sons and a daughter, born "S America, British Subject", and then in the 1861 census, ship carpenter, at 42 Ker Street with his wife Jane and a second daughter where his place of birth is given as Port Royal, Jamaica. No sign of John Martell senior in the 1851 or 1861 census. John Allerdice Martell, shipwright, of Devon, husband of Jane, died in 1864 leaving effects under £100.


T71/864 Port Royal claim no. 187.

  1. 1841 census online; 1851 census online; 1861 census online; National Probate Calendar 1864.

Further Information

Maria Martell
John Allerdice (1823-), Thomas (1832-)

Associated Claims (1)

£63 16s 1d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

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
1832 [EA] - 1834 [EY] → Owner

Addresses (2)

Ker Street, Devonport, Devon, Devon & Cornwall, England